Fin-de-Siècle Museum

The Fin-de-Siècle Museum (French: Musée Fin-de-Siècle, "Museum of the Turn of the Century") is a museum in Brussels, Belgium, dedicated to the full spectrum of the arts of the period between 1884, when the Société Libre des Beaux-Arts ("Free Society of Fine Arts") was founded Brussels, and 1914, the year of the outbreak of World War I. It is one of the constituent museums of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.[1] The museum opened on 6 December 2013.[2]

Fin-de-Siècle Museum
Musée Fin-de-Siècle
Waterlily bookcase by Louis Majorelle, in the Gillon-Crowet collection
Location within Brussels
Established6 December 2013 (2013-12-06)
Coordinates50.8418806°N 4.3582944°E / 50.8418806; 4.3582944
CollectionsImpressionism, Art Nouveau
WebsiteOfficial website


Artists represented in the museum's collection include Constantin Meunier, James Ensor, Henri Evenepoel, and Fernand Khnopff, Léon Spilliaert. The museum also celebrates the richness of the period in literature, architecture, photography, opera, music, and poetry, featuring works by Maurice Maeterlinck, Emile Verhaeren, Octave Maus, Victor Horta, Henry Van de Velde, Maurice Kufferath, and Guillaume Lekeu. Important international artists of the period in the collection include Vincent van Gogh, Rodin, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, and Edward Burne-Jones. The Gillon-Crowet gallery houses a collection of Art Nouveau furniture and decorative arts.[1][2]


  1. "Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum". Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. Trend, Nick (6 December 2013). "Brussels: Inside the new Musée Fin-de-Siècle". The Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
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