A loan to Antwerp
18 January 2015
Our extensive internet database makes our collection worldwide accessible. We do notice that in the daily stream of emails as a reaction on the database. Also museum colleagues check our website, as we experienced by a loan request form Antwerp. For the exhibition Holy Places, Holy Books the curator of the MAS found a tobacco box in our collection with a decoration of the sacrifice of Abraham. This beautiful carved box has been shown to thousands of visitors in Antwerp and returned home this week. We acquired this box for its artistic quality, for the known pedigree and even the known maker. All this didn’t count for this exhibition, it was shown just for the religious decoration.