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Happy Birthday Dear Academie has come to an end. This website is merely a document of the different activities that were organised in Antwerp from the 8th of September 2013 til the 16th of February 2014.

Bar’Ac and other activities will still be organised inside the Academy til June 2014. You can find all information on this website:


Happy Birthday Dear Academie and the future

27/01/2014 - Now that the exhibition in MAS | Museum aan de Stroom and the outdoor projects '21st century outdoors!' and 'Antwerp Icons' have come to an end, we can say that 350 years of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and 50 years of its Fashion Department was celebrated in style: with press conferences in New York, London, Paris and Antwerp, intriguing happenings and a grand opening party at the historic site of the Academy! More than 125,000 visitors participated in one of the many activities of Happy Birthday Dear Academie.

We are looking forward to the next 350 years of the Royal Academy and hope for a continuity of the many beautiful partnerships that emerged during the past 5 months.

The exhibition on 50 years of the Antwerp Fashion Department at MoMu Fashion Museum Antwerp already received about 40,000 visitors today and still runs until the 16th of February.

Also, keep an eye on the website of the Royal Academy, as their celebration-year still continues until the end of June:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ACADEMIE, we wish you all the best!

6th of July 2013 - Happy Birthday Dear Academie

Exactly today the Academy celebrates its 350th anniversary!

Summerwalks 'Traces of the Academy'

Individual visitors can book an evening walk, each Thursday, during the summer via T 03 232 01 03. More information about the quided city walk here.

Tickets exhibitions MAS and MoMu now available

Book your individual ticket for the exhibitions in MAS and MoMu already TODAY via T 03 232 01 03 and

Happy Birthday Dear Academie on Villa Vanthilt

Former student of the Academy, head of the Antwerp Fashion Department ànd curator of the exhibitions in MAS en MoMu, Walter Van Beirendonck talked about Happy Birthday Dear Academie the 27th of August 2013 on Villa Vanthilt. He was accompanied by former student of the Academy and musician Daan.

Opening Party Happy Birthday Dear Academie

The magnificent birthday party gets under way on Saturday 7 September with a festive opening evening at the Academy at 9pm!

Happy Birthday Dear Academie has officially been launched!

The magnificent birthday party was officially launched on Saturday the 7th of September! You'll find pictures of the opening party on our facebook.

Read more about all the exhibitions and activities that will be going on in Antwerp until the 25th of January 2014. Enjoy!

Publications Happy Birthday Dear Academie

Several publications have been prepared on the occasion of Happy Birthday Dear Academie. You'll find more information about these books and where to buy them here.

Register today for the symposium 'To Teach or Not To Teach' on the 7th and the 8th of November!

06/11/2013 - On the occasion of the 350th birthday of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, a two-day symposium is being organised to reflect on the past, present, and future as well as the facts and myths of post- secondary art teaching. Artists and academics discuss, reflect on, and debate a variety of topics. Not so much a traditional academic symposium, but more a happening that offers scope for reflection, artistic statements, public debate, discussion, and performance. On Thursday November 7th the official language will be Dutch, on Friday November 8th all lectures and debates will be in English

More information about the programme.

  • By Phone : T +32 3 232 01 03 (Monday to Friday 9:00>17:45)
  • By mail :

Happy holidays!

25/12/2013 - Happy Birthday Dear Academie wishes you a heartwarming Christmas and a happy New Year!

Relocation Antwerp Icon

15/10/10 - The Antwerp Icon of Marina Yee has left the Handschoenmarkt and has found a new home in the Nationalestraat, near the Lange Vlierstraat.

Last days to visit the first exhibitions in the Academy

10/10/2013 - Visit the exhibitions "The Muse's papers" and "The Future is the Past" before it's too late!

> The Muse's papers: until this Friday 11/10, 5pm in the Wintertuin
> The future is the past: until this Sunday 13/10, 17h in the Lange Zaal

More info about the upcoming exhibitions here.


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