Fotomuseum [Photographic Museum]
The "125 jaar fotografie" [125 years of photography] exihibition in 1965, a collaborative effort by Agfa Gevaert and Provinciaal Museum voor Kunstambachten [Provincial museum of the decorative arts] in Deurne was the first attempt to build up a permanent photographic collection in the Province of Antwerp.
During the 1970s, management and construction of this department were entrusted to scientific staff and it very quickly outgrew the space available in the Sterckshof.
This resulted in the creation of a separate museum, which found a home on Waalse Kaai in 1986. The Fotomuseum gained its own management, staff and budget. In 1994, the building was extended through the addition of further exhibition space and an auditorium.
In following years, the museum gained a completely new wing and the institution underwent a complete renovation. The renovated Fotomuseum opened its doors in 2004.
In addition to traditional museum activities, the Fotomuseum also organises events such as portfolio viewing days and expert appraisal days to keep in touch with what is currently going on in the world of photography.
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