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Museums and Galleries

The Provincial Photography Museum of Antwerp is one of Belgium's leading photo museums. There are many topical exhibitions by leading photographers, and occasionally the museum's permanent collection is on display.

Among its many activities, the Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels frequently hosts interesting photo and art exhibitions. Always worth a visit!

A restored warehouse from early 20th Century, the Tour & Taxis site is home to many companies, restaurants, shops and cultural events, including frequent photographic exhibitions.

"Wiels is an international laboratory for the creation and the diffusion of contemporary art. Focusing on visual arts, but granting a particular attention to the crossings and interactions with other disciplines, the centre wishes to present contemporary art in all its diversity and to offer a permanent dialogue with the developments and the most recent debates of the art world" Located at Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, Vorst/Forest.

The Photography museum in Charleroi is another of Belgium's finest photography museums. Alongside regular thematic exhibitions by nationally and internationally renound photographers, the museum boasts an extensive permanent exhibition of images and photographic history. Recently completely renovated and extended, the museum is a real must. 

The Botanique is the cultural centre of the French speaking community in Brussels. In addition to the many concerts (akin to the Flemish community's equivalent, the "Ancienne Belgique"), the centre holds frequent art and photography exhibitions.

A restored market hall in the city center, and home to some of our own Viewfinders exhibitions, the Halles Saint-Géry is a popular bar and meeting place. Frequent photo expos are organised in the large underground cellar.
Other photography galleries in Brussels:

The Box Gallery

The Young Gallery: In Place Wilchers, the courtyard of the prestigious Conrad hotel.

Gallery Espace Contretype

The Zoom Gallery: located at the Silken Berlaymont hotel - Boulevard Charlemagne 11-19, 1000 Brussels

Crown Gallery. From their website: "Crown Gallery is founded in 1997 and located in the Dansaert area of Brussels.We support and promote promising young artists , and also co-operate with international well known artists. Our program covers painting, photography
and video-art , and includes regular solo exhibitions at our gallery in Brussels and participations in international art fairs ."

Taschen Gallery: This bookstore also hosts the occasional (photo) exhibition. Located at Place du Sablon, Rue Lebeaustraat 18.

Baronian_Francey: Started by Albert Baronian and Edmond Francey in 2002; this gallery is dedicated to contemporary art as well as important artistic movements and artists that have defined the last fourty years, and aims to act as an accessible public space.