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Happy New Year
From Thursday 24th December till Friday 1st January the Museum is closed. This offers a perfect occasion to look back at the last few months. And to be honest, once again in 2009 you showed up in great numbers.

On Wednesday 23th December the visitors counter stopped at 29,365. The larger part, 15,539 persons to be precise, took a guided tour, the others explored the fifteen rooms on their own. The combination of the permanent exhibition with one of the temporary thematic exhibitions on the 10th anniversary of the Euro and the Millennium Development Goals went down well.

You were also very eager participants of the 2nd edition of the Brussels’ Museum Night Fever, the Erfgoeddag, the Printemps des Musées, the Open Monument Days and the two autumnal late evening openings. For the very first time the Museum also hosted two Chinese Puppet Theatre Troupes who toured in Belgium for the Europalia Festival.

Another important novelty is the completely restructured and updated website of the Museum, The site contains quite a lot of news items and interesting topics, such as “Object of the month”. The whole series can be consulted at and downloaded from

The museum team wishes you a merry Christmas and the very best for 2010