The 15th edition of Museum Night Fever returns to Brussels on Saturday 22nd of October 2022 from 7pm to 1am. This is the largest edition ever with 34 open museums across the city. Museum Night Fever (MNF) 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 is to transform and break down the barriers in museums in the most original way possible for the greatest enjoyment of all audiences.
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. The maximum capacity of the participating venues is once again guaranteed and an afterparty will be held at C12.
The participating 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.
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.
MNF favors 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.
Some of the activities have been designed to include artists from the LGBTQIA+ communities to give pride of place to their talents and messages, which are still under-represented in the usual museum programs.
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 organization Access-i. The recommendations made by the organization will be used to adapt the event beyond its constraints in the years to come and to propose, by default, routes adapted to everyone.
- art et marges museum
- Autoworld Brussels
- Choco-Story Brussels
- 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
- Art & History Museum
- the Parlamentarium
- Train World
- Design Museum Brussels
- KANAL – Centre Pompidou
In addition, the Thalie Foundation, ISELP and La Loge are participating for the very first time. Individuals who keep their wristbands will be able to visit any of the participating museums. The offer is valid until November 26th and the wristband must be returned at the entrance of the museum.