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Sporting my new camera, I went on a walkabout in my hometown. Trial and error. The way I work.

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Antwerp is a city on a river. It has a port.
For centuries this has made it a place of meeting,
encounter and exchange.

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The MAS takes up the traces of these exchanges and with them tells its stories. About the city, the river, the port. About the world in all its diversity. About Antwerp in/and the world.

MAS stands for 'Museum aan de Stroom', which translates as 'Museum at the Stream' (but it sounds better in Dutch).

This new museum was designed by the Dutch architectural firm Neutelings Riedijk Architects. It is situated somewhat to the north of the centre, in the old harbour area.

It opened in 2011 and has become one of Belgium's most visited museums. It is an open house. Access to the museum rooms are at a charge, the rooftop panorama and outer viewing areas are for free.

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Dead Skull is the name of a mosaic by Antwerp painter Luc Tuymans on the square in front of the museum. It is only visible from inside the building. The mosaic is based upon a memorial for painter Quinten Metsys (1466-1530) at the Antwerp cathedral.

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The main elements in this picture are the window shield and the information on it, the old harbour crane and the MAS building itself.

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