The 9th Museum Night Fever brought more than 16,000 visitors to Brussels on Saturday evening. It took place between 7pm and 1am. The 24 Brussels museums taking part got more than 45,000 visits.
The program was drawn up by around 1,000 young people, and 75% of the visitors were under 35 years old. The big museums got the most visits. The BELvue museum got 6,000 visitors, the Bozar got 5,360 visitors, the Coudenberg got 3,110 visitors, and the Natural Science Museum got 2,600 visitors. For the smaller museums, the Choco-Story got 1,940 visitors and the Fantasy Art museum got 1,300 visitors. The ‘War Party’ army museum hosted 30 artists, who exhibited their own vision of “violence”.
Three museums took part in Museum Night Fever for the first time. Among, them the Fin-de-Siècle (End-of-Century) museum took its visitors back to the crazy years. At the Belgian Freemasonry Museum (660 visitors), there were dance recitals based around symbols and house rituals, which accompanied live baroque music. At Train World, musician Chris Watson gave two concerts in the former station ticket office.
An afterparty organised in conjunction with the MacSwell artists collective closed the event at the Bloody Louis halls.
Maria Novak (Source: Belga)