MIAT wins Museum Prize in Flanders
The Museum of Industrial Heritage and Textiles (MIAT) in Ghent is the winner of this year’s Museum Prize for Flanders. The museum tells the story of the city’s industrial past from 1750 onward through ancient machinery, replications of streets and shops, stories of local labour movement and photography.
In Brussels, the prize went to the Musical Instruments Museum and its collection of 1,500 instruments. The annual Museum Prize chooses the best museums in all three regions of Belgium. Each winner takes home a prize of €10,000. There is a juried prize, a public prize and a children’s prize.
The public prize for Flanders was awarded to the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) in Antwerp and in Brussels to the Art & Marges Museum for outsider art. The prize of the children’s jury went to the Suske & Wiske museum in Kalmthout, Antwerp province, and to the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels.