The Musée Magritte Museum not only holds the largest collection of works by the famous Belgian Surrealist but also the most important collection of works from Magritte’s “vache” period. In addition to numerous world-famous paintings in typical Magritte style, you can also discover in the Museum works from his less well-known periods.

Magritte's versatility is also reflected in the various techniques he applied. On the RMFAB website (in French or in Dutch) and the online catalogue for researchers FABRITIUS (in French or in Dutch) you can search and retrieve a complete overview of what the collection has to offer in paintings, gouaches, drawings, prints, sketches, painted objects, posters, designs for wallpaper , photographs ...

The origins

The collection is the result of astute purchases and generous donations. Georgette Magritte and then Irène Scutenaire-Hamoir made bequests to the Royal Museums of some of the masterpieces from which the Musée Magritte Museum derives its appeal. Other important donors were Mrs Germaine Hergé-Kieckens, the Province of Brabant, Maurice Rapin and Mirabelle Dors. Neither can the Baron and Baroness Gillion Crowet be forgotten. In addition to the donation “in lieu” of their collection of Symbolist and Art Nouveau works of art, they agreed to a long-term loan of their works by Magritte to the RMFAB.

René Magritte Collection (FR)