- Conference excursion on Wednesday afternoon.
The excursion will be a guided tour through the historical center of Brussels, followed by a museum visit.
Option A: Magritte Museum
Opened in June 2009, the Magritte Museum displays works of the surrealist artist René Magritte.
Located in the heart of Brussels at the Place Royale, the museum is housed in the neo-classical landmark Altenloh Hotel,
superbly restored in 1984, and operates as part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Instantly popular,
the museum welcomed over 500,000 visitors in its first year of operation.
Option B: Musical Instrument Museum
The Musical Instrument Museum’s reputation is built on its extraordinary collection. With a wealth of
more than 7000 musical instruments, it is world renowned. In a beautifully restored complex in Brussels, of
which one part is Art Nouveau and the other neoclassical in design, the 1200 most interesting instruments
are assembled in 4 galleries, put in context by images, text panels and sounds. In addition the Musical Instrument
Museum has a concert hall, a space for workshops, a museum shop, a library and a rooftop restaurant, from where the
breathtaking view over the city gives a unique flavor to the menu. No wonder that, since its opening in 2000, the
museum has become a first class cultural attraction on the Mont des Arts, with an average of 125,000 visitors per year.