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For The Golden Cabinet, the town mansion of the former Antwerp mayor and arts patron Nicolaas Rockox (1560-1640) has been transformed into an opulent art cabinet containing showpieces from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp as well as the core collection of the Rockox House Museum. The exhibition offers visitors an impression of a private art collection in Antwerp’s Golden Age.
Stroll through the rooms of The Golden Cabinet with your smartphone or tablet, and gain quick and easy access to information about all the items on show. Zoom in for close-up views of paintings and sculptures. Select your favourite pieces before, during or after your visit and compile your own private collection, just like Nicolaas Rockox did throughout his life.
If you launch the webapp from a pc or laptop at home, you can arrange your favourite paintings and objects in your personal art cabinet using a picture of your own living room, dining room or even bathroom. There are attractive monthly prizes to be won for the best cabinets.
Saint Jerome in Words and Images
From 18 January 2014 until 13 April 2014
Jan Sanders van Hemessen’s painting of Saint Jerome occupied a place of honour in Rockox’s art gallery or groote saleth and is currently the only work from Rockox’s original collection that is in situ in the museum that used to be his house. This second small-scale exhibition within the context of The Golden Cabinet attempts to determine Saint Jerome’s place in the pictorial art of the Renaissance and the Baroque in Western Europe.
Shared art rooms