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Belgian museum awards: Museum M in Leuven wins in two categories for the Flanders region

Yesterday the winners of Belgian museum awards were announced in Brussels. Apart from the main award, judged by a professional jury, there were also a public price and one awarded by a children’s jury. Museum M in Leuven was a big winner with two awards.

Museum award

The Museum award, an initiative of Openbaar Kunstbezit in Vlaanderen en Linklaters, a Belgian law firm. Every year an award is given to a museum from Flanders, one from Wallonia and one from Brussels. This year the winners were:

Brussels: Museum of fine arts in Elsene, Brussels
Flanders: Museum M, Leuven
Wallonia: Musée de l’orfévrerie – Château de Seneffe

The winners will each receive 10.000 euro

Public price

The public price was awarded through an internet vote. The winners receive 2.500 euro to be invested in the accessibility of their museum. The winners in this category were:

Brussels: Royal Army and Military History Museum, Brussels
Flanders: Museum M, Leuven
Wallonia: MAC’s, Musée des Arts Contemporains, Hornu