Musea Brugge engages in structural collaboration with a number of permanent partners. Here is a list of them. For temporary projects, they are listed with the projects in question (under 'exhibitions and activities'), together with the other media partners.
- Friends of Musea Brugge
This Friends association lends valuable financial support for important art acquisitions and also stimulates increased interest for our museums in all possible ways. Membership of this non-profit organisation offers a number of advantages, including permanent free access to the Bruges museum collections, as well as various other exhibitions and activities. There is also a discount on all museum publications and free receipt of the museum bulletin. In addition, the Friends of Musea Brugge organise regular cultural excursions and an annual series of academic lectures. In short, plenty of good reasons for becoming a member!
- Flemish Art Collection (VKC)
The Flemish Art Collection is a collaborative venture involving the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent. Together, these three prestigious institutions offer an excellent overview of the artistic production in the Southern Netherlands and Belgium from medieval times until the second half of the 20th century. Their collections contain various masterpieces that have been recognised as items of world heritage by UNESCO, including works by Jan Van Eyck, Pieter-Paul Rubens, Antoon Van Dyck and James Ensor. The Flemish Art Collection also seeks to combine the academic and scientific expertise of the three institutions, thereby enhancing the Collection's international image and reputation. The VKC's website allows visitors to browse through the catalogues of the three museums, which are gradually being digitalised to encourage greater and more varied public access.
- Flemish Research Centre for Art in the Burgundian Netherlands
The Flemish Research Centre for Art in the Burgundian Netherlands is an initiative launched by the Groeningemuseum in Bruges and the Flemish Art Collection. The centre was set up in 2010 for the purpose of stimulating research at an international level into the art produced during the 15th and 16th centuries in the Burgundian Netherlands.
- Lukas/Art in Flanders
Visual material and reproductions of works of art from the collections can be requested via Lukas-Art in Flanders.
- Brugge Plus
The core tasks of the non-profit Brugge Plus are the organisation of events, the development of projects on the theme of cultural communication, the supervision of the 'Vel tegen Vel' [Skin against Skin] educational project, the reception of visitors, the provision of cultural-touristic information and the sale of tickets via In & Uit [In & Out] and www.ticketsbrugge.be. Brugge Plus also acts as an organiser of multi-disciplinary projects, which take place in the city's public spaces and are often aimed at specific target groups. Participation, quality and sustainability are the Brugge Plus watchwords!
The Historium is an experience attraction. The visitor passes through a realistic and life-like decor in which film, music and special effects are all used to tell a fascinating love story. A fiction story set in the 'golden age' of Bruges. In the year 1435, to be precise. Jacob works for the famous Flemish Primitive artist, Jan Van Eyck. Early one morning, he has to go and collect the artist's model Anna and the parrot Frederico from the quayside in Bruges. But things do not go exactly as planned...
The Historium sells a combination ticket that also gives access to the Groeninge Museum, where visitors can admire the real works of Jan Van Eyck mentioned in the Historium story.