Submitting a loan application

As part of the extensive renovation of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the loan department regrets that it can no longer accept new requests for exhibitions until June 2024. The relocation of our collections will require the full attention of our teams.

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are aware of the impact of this moratorium on your exhibition projects and apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Nevertheless, we are delighted, as this project concerns the redeployment of the collection, with a view to valorising the national heritage while respecting the new conservation standards and the preservation of the environment.

However, if your project concerns an exhibition that will take place in the autumn of 2024 or later, you can always submit your request in writing to the Director general of the RMFAB  (at least one year before the opening of the exhibition) at the following address:

  M. Michel Draguet – Director General
  Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium – RMFAB
  Museumstraat, 9
  1000 Brussels

Please add a detailed list of the requested works as well as a synopsis of the exhibition and the presentation conditions to your application. On receipt of the application, the Collection Registrar in charge of the follow-up will send a confirmation of receipt to the applicant. All applications are examined by our Loan Committee which meets 5 times a year to assess the scientific quality of the projects.

In accordance with the ICOM rules, all costs related to insurance, customs, packing and transport as well as all expenses related to preparations and convoying are at the expense of the borrower.


For further information, please contact:

Mrs Valérie Haerden – Collection Registrar
tel. +32 (0)2 508 32 42