Musée de la Photographie : Michelin's recommendations
This museum is a must-see if you are a fan of photography. It stands in an old warehouse built in 1902 with a brick-covered façade. It follows the history of photographic techniques from their beginnings and shows the work of several great photographers. On the ground floor, two galleries are devotd to temporary exhibitions. On the first floor, there is a remarkable collection of cameras that illustrates the development of photography since the "camera obscura". There are daguerreotypes, black chambers, detective cameras, spy cameras (hidden in a cane or a tie), panoramic cameras, magic lanterns, flding cameras and more modern equipment. The centrepiece of the collection is, without a doubt, the "Panorama Kaiser", and example of 3-D photography from 1905 for the Royal Zoological Society. On the second floor, which is devoted to art photography, you will see prints by Sander, Man Ray, Avedon, Irving Penn, Brassai, Ansel Adams, Cartier-Bresson and Gilbert de Keyser. Another curiosity is a giant camera from 1940 that created plates used by the national geographical society to make military maps. This is a unique museum where you will want to wander freely, exploring known or unknown techniques without which the modern world would not be what it is.
- Address : Waalsekaai 47 B - 2000 Antwerpen2000Antwerpen
- Phone : 032429300
- Website : http://www.fotomuseum.be
- Prices : 7 €