When will the Boerentoren open?
We are also eagerly awaiting further developments. Keep an eye on our updates about the Boerentoren here.
What work is being carried out on the Boerentoren?
The first work started in early 2021. The tower has to be completely gutted because asbestos was previously used for the concrete floor. After that, reconstruction of the interior space can begin. Work to move the works of art can only start once the renovation is complete. All news items about the Boerentoren can be viewed here.
Read more about the remediation work and the renovation of the Boerentoren here.
Listen to the interview with architect Sven Grooten about the work on the Boerentoren here.
Can the Boerentoren be used as a photo or video location?
We cannot allow anyone into the building at the moment because of the construction work.
Where can I find updates about the Boerentoren?
All news items about the Boerentoren can be viewed here
Collection & Research
Which exhibitions are opening soon?
A comprehensive programme of upcoming exhibitions can be found hier.
Which exhibitions will include works from our collection?
The Phoebus Foundation makes its collection available by organizing exhibitions and by lending artworks to national and international exhibitions. A comprehensive programme of current exhibitions in which our works of art are on display can be found here.
I would like to request a loan.
The Phoebus Foundation makes its collection available for loans to national and international exhibitions. To submit a request, please contact email@example.com.
I am a PhD student/researcher. Can I obtain access to your image collection?
I am publishing an article/book. May I use images from your collection?
Yes, The Phoebus Foundation’s images may be used free of charge, accompanied by the appropriate attribution ( (c)The Phoebus Foundation, Antwerp). In return, we would like to receive three copies of the publication for our library. To submit a request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I view the collection digitally?
Where can I find information about the archaeological textiles sub-collection?
Where can I find information about the contemporary art sub-collection?
Where can I find information about the sub-collections of art from the Southern Netherlands, Reynaert the Fox, lace, Belgian art 1880-1930, the CoBrA movement, colonial art from Latin America, Latin American art from the 20th century, topography and cartography, and port heritage?
More information on these sub-collections can be found here.
How can I participate in the fellowship programme?
The Phoebus Fellowship offers young, promising restoration specialists the opportunity to gain experience in a professional environment. For more information on submitting your candidacy, please contact email@example.com
Sales and purchases
Where can I purchase tickets?
E-tickets for our exhibitions can be purchased through the exhibition websites. Look here for an overview of our current exhibitions with links to the online ticket system.
Where can I purchase the Phoebus Focus books?
Can I have a work of art valued?
No. For this purpose you can contact an auction house or approved art valuer in your area.
Can I offer a work of art for sale?
If you want to offer a work for sale, we would like to receive a file containing the following information: a (concise) description of the artwork, its provenance, its condition or state, and some high-resolution images. You can send the file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have received the information, the file is presented internally to our purchasing committee.
Can I submit a project application?
We convene twice a year to discuss new project applications. Therefore, it may take a while before you receive a reply. For project applications, please contact email@example.com.
Is The Phoebus Foundation a museum?
The Phoebus Foundation is not a traditional museum. We are an art foundation with philanthropic objectives, which wants to share its collection with the widest possible audience. We do this through exhibitions and loans, cultural events, symposia and publications. As a result, our works are located in many different places. More information on current exhibitions can be found here.
How can I subscribe to the newsletter?
You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.
Together with the Chancellery, The Phoebus Foundation strives to make its collection as accessible as possible to the widest possible audience. As an author, are you looking for specific images? As a museum, are you looking for cooperation? For these questions and for more information about the Boerentoren, our exhibitions and the Phoebus fellowship, please check the frequently asked questions. Still haven’t found an answer to your question? Mail us and we will be happy to see if we can help.