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MUSEUM NIGHT FEVER AWARD 2014 : 3rd position

The Museum of Ixelles has won third place in the 2014 Museum Night Fever Awards for its exhibition dedicated to Duane Hanson. Actors, dancers and singers enlivened the evening for the visiting public, offering many entertaining activities on an American theme including sketches, cheerleaders, photography and films. The jury particularly appreciated the diverse range of activities and combination of different disciplines, along with the performances on the theme of the ''American Dream'' as well as the interactivity with the audience.


Insigne Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, 14th November 2013, (c) photo Museum of Ixelles, Belgium 2013

On Thursday November 14, the Museum of Ixelles' curator, Claire Leblanc, is to be honoured with the Chevalier Award of the Order of Arts and Letters by his excellency Bernard Valero, French ambassador in Belgium. The award is presented for her outstanding work and cultural endeavours during her professional career since 1996, most notably the promotion of French/Belgian exchanges.


Claire Leblanc, curator at the Museum of Ixelles, wins a Victor 2013 in the category for Culture.
Claire Leblanc, Conservator of the Museum of Ixelles, BrusselsJuliette & Victor is a Franco-Belgian lifestyle magazine written for French expatriates in Belgium. On the occasion of its 6th anniversary it has decided to reward personalities and places that best embody their ethos and spirit.

After an initial selection by readers, candidates, divided into 14 categories, were judged on Wednesday June 12 by a panel of experts in Flagey.

Claire Leblanc, curator at the Museum of Ixelles was awarded a Victor in the Culture category.

A choice award ; given that Claire is a French expat who was seduced by Belgium enough to settle here.

Thank you for your voices!




After being awarded the Prix des Musées in 2011 and the Prix Museum Night Fever in 2012, this June 28, the Museum of Ixelles won a VisitBrussels Award for the category "Best Noted exhibition in 2011" for the exhibition EXPLOSION. Graffiti art in Brussels.
Many thanks for all your votes!



Museum Night Fever at the Museum of Ixelles, copyright photo Georges Strens 2012

The Museum of Ixelles is the first to win the Museum Night Fever Award!

The very first Museum Night Fever Awards were held this Friday March 23.

The Jury Award was awarded to the Museum of IxellesThe Lassaad Theatre School won the Public Award for their baroque performances in the Rubens room at the Museum of Ancient Art.

Museum Night Fever at the Museum of Ixelles, copyright photo Georges Strens 2012

Museum Night Fever, the evening opening of Brussels’ museums, was held on March and attracted over 14,000 visitors in 24 museums in the capital.  For this event, the Brussels Museums Council aimed to attract more young people to museums through innovative, fresh and multidisciplinary programming.

The Museum Night Fever Awards, held for the first time this year, are in recognition of the commitment and creativity of young people in partnership with museums.

The Museum of Ixelles was award the 2012 Prix du Jury for their exhibition around Jules Cheret.  The whole museum was alive with the burlesque atmosphere from the turn of the century.  The jury especially enjoyed the original and varied programming, in which styles and disciplines mingled in a creative collaboration with young people in mind: slam poetry, breakdancing and Belle Epoque.

The pleasant and friendly environment was also positively noted.  “A great surprise of the Museum Night Fever – it showed us the work and time of Jules Cheret in a whole new way!”

Museum Night Fever at the Museum of Ixelles, copyright photo Georges Strens 2012

The program of the Museum Night Fever at the Museum of Ixelles: arty striptease, silk-screen printing on tissues, slam, break-dance versus classical dance, DJs, theatre, poetry…

A project made possible by: Filles de Minuit, Les Incohérents, Institut Sainte-Marie, Urban Woorden and numerous young volunteers.


Logo Prix des Musées - Museumprijs

The Museum of Ixelles has been awarded the 2011 Museums Prize, organised by Openbaar Kenstbezit Vlaaderen (OKV).

Decided by a jury of industry professionals from the art and museum world, this award recognizes the dynamism and professionalism of the team at the Museum of Ixelles in its encouragement of divergent audiences.

Its sharp and original programmes, recent communication developments and openness for multiple collaborations are also honoured with this award.  The Museums Prize is reward and encouragement to the Commune of Ixelles, the team at the museum and to the other services that contribute to the success of its projects, and who will continue to strive for success with vigour and diligence!

The Mayor
The Alderman of the Culture
Claire Leblanc, Curator

> Learn more about the Museum Prize 2011

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