The collection of the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) covers three main areas:
- the history, art, and culture of the port of Antwerp;
- international trade and shipping to and from the city;
- the art, history, and culture of Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Oceania.
With this multi-faceted collection, the MAS can present itself as a museum with worldwide connections.
The collection’s sculptures include two supreme masterpieces: the sixteenth-century Retabel of Averbode by Jacob van Cothem and the sixteenth-century wooden loggia of the Antwerp house known as “De grooten Sot” by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (I). The renowned collection of Antwerp majolica includes the sixteenth-century tile tableau The Conversion of Saul. There are also significant collections of glass, secular and religious silverware, coins, textiles, and furniture.
Vera De Boeck, Curator (April 2022)
Related CODART publications
Maria Gordusenko, “CODARTfocus in Antwerp 2011”, CODARTfeatures, March 2012.