Museum in dialogue

The museum, a place of dialogue and encounter open to the diversity of the public? Museum in Dialogue is a joint initiative of the Evens Foundation and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in collaboration with the non-profit organization FMDO. Starting with the question, "Is the museum a place of encounter and dialogue?", the floor was given to a group of invited visitors from various geographical and social backgrounds, representing our multicultural society as best as possible.

The project responds to the objective of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium to remain attentive to the notion of diversity at the heart of many current debates, while exploring the question of whether and how works of art and museums can stimulate encounter and dialogue.

The following texts trace the original implementation of the project, which took place between 2018 and 2021. Based on the principle of participation and co-creation, thus leaving the public itself free to participate, these texts contribute to the current debate on the role of the museum in our multicultural society.

Discover the entire project here: 

A series of podcasts produced together with De Veerman are available to visitors, offering a different perspective on a selection of paintings from the Old Masters Museum.

Museum in Dialogue is a project of the Cultural Mediation Department of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Made to Measure Museum), realised with the complicity of the Evens Foundation, FMDO asbl and De Veerman non-profit.

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