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34 museums are taking part in Museum Night Fever on October 22.

Museum Night Fever returns on Saturday 22 October 2022 from 7pm to 1am for its 15th edition. With 34 museums throughout Brussels, this is the largest edition ever organised. 

Like every year, Museum Night Fever offers its visitors the chance to create their own original itinerary through a hundred or so artistic activities, the brainchild of young multidisciplinary talents, collectives or art schools and the museum teams. The aim of the event? To transform and break down the barriers in museums in the most original way possible for the greatest enjoyment of all audiences. 

In order to facilitate the Museum Night Fever experience, STIB shuttles will run throughout the evening between the various participating venues and, as a novelty, historic trams and buses will also provide one of the proposed shuttles. 

Also noteworthy since the lifting of covid restrictions: the maximum capacity of the participating venues is once again guaranteed and an afterparty will be held at C12 to close the evening in style! 

AN INCREASINGLY OPEN CARTE BLANCHE PROGRAMME

From a programme point of view, the museums have called on a hundred or so young artists to whom they have given carte blanche, for one evening, to reinterpret their exhibitions through their practice or simply to set the mood. Immersive installations, concerts, DJ sets, participatory workshops, dance, urban circus, fashion shows, poetry and silent disco: the festive and informal atmosphere of Museum Night Fever is a unique opportunity for those who are still hesitant to push open the door of museums. 

This year, Museum Night Fever is even more committed to its inclusive policy. Part of the programme has been designed to include artists from the LGBTQIA+ communities in order to give pride of place to their talents and messages, which are still under-represented in the usual museum programmes. 

Museum Night Fever is also improving its information for people with disabilities and will carry out a full accessibility audit for people with special needs during the evening via the independent organisation Access-i. The recommendations made by the organisation will be used to adapt the event beyond its constraints in the years to come and to propose, by default, routes adapted to everyone. 

MASS EVENT AND SUSTAINABLE ENGAGEMENT

In 2019 and 2021, Museum Night Fever welcomed 17,000 and 12,000 people respectively, of which an average of 75% were under 35 years old. 

To reduce the ecological impact of this major event and address the issue of carbon emissions in the cultural sector, MNF is setting up a sustainability charter this year which will lay the foundations for annual improvements. 

Favouring soft mobility for workers and the public, reducing and treating waste appropriately, reviewing the production of goodies in a sustainable manner, adjusting the production of communication media and working with local partners and local businesses for the event are all eco-actions through which we wish to contribute to sustainable development and encourage museums to adopt these practices in their daily activities.

PARTICIPATING MUSEUMS

The museums that once again answer the call of the night this year are : ARGOS, art et marges museum, Autoworld Brussels, Choco-Story Brussels, CINEMATEK, CIVA, A Foundation, Fondation Boghossian - Villa Empain, GardeRobe MannekenPis, Grand Serment Royal et de St-Georges des Arbalétriers, Halles Saint-Géry, House of European History, La Maison des Arts, Maison du Roi – Brussels City Museum, MIMA - Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art, MoMuse - Molenbeek-Saint-Jean Museum, BELvue Museum, Museum of the National Bank of Belgium, Comic Arts Museum, Sewer Museum, Jewish Museum of Belgium, Fashion & Lace Museum, Museum of Natural Sciences - Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Coudenberg Palace, War Heritage Institute - Royal Museum of Military History and WIELS. 

Other museums that participate more rarely are also making a comeback, such as the Art & History Museum, the Parlamentarium, Train World, the Design Museum Brussels and KANAL - Centre Pompidou, which will present the exhibition Kinshasa N’Tonga, between future and dust” and several performances in its temporary space K1.

In addition, the Fondation Thalie, ISELP and La Loge are participating for the very first time. 

IN PRACTICE

The 34 museums open their doors from 19:00 to 01:00.

The afterparty takes place at C12 from midnight.

Prices

For pre-sales - 19.09 > 21.10

Standard ticket €14

Ticket +afterparty 24 €.

On the day of the event - 22.10

Standard ticket € 18

Ticket +afterparty € 28

People with a museumpassmusées receive a €9 discount.

The participation rates for people in difficult situations article 27 (€1.25) and paspartoe kansentarief (€2) apply. 

Points of sale

Online on our Ticket page.

+ Fnac Belgium shops & fnac​.be, visit.brussels tourism information desks & visit.brussels website, Muntpunt, PointCulture ULB + various museums (see website)

Pre-sales start on 19 September online and are already available here.

The full programme will be online from 28 September.

CONTACT

BRUSSELS MUSEUMS
Galerie du Roi, 15 - 1000 Brussels
+32.(0).2.512.77.80 - info@​brusselsmuseums.​be

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Museum Night Fever is an initiative of Brussels Museums.