On February 22nd, 2014 the city of Brussels will witness an all-night celebration. Museum Night Fever is an event where the museums stay open until the early hours, attracting young people in huge numbers for an offbeat programme - a strong and sparkling winter cocktail of exhibitions, concerts, performances, fashion, workshops and DJs!
Discover La Monnaie during an evening entirely inspired by the theme of ‘revolution’, featuring a son et lumière show in the large theatre, a variety of workshops and a sleepover in the orchestra pit (a first!) for 20 lucky people. The theme of war continues in the Museum of the Armed Forces with its ‘14-18’ exhibition, a thundering fanfare from the Balkans and a moving theatrical performance. The rooms in the Museum of Natural Sciences will be transformed into a gigantic experimental space of body painting, video mapping, photography and graphic creation. At the Charlier Museum, visitors will be turning into artists during ceramic, sculpture and drawing workshops. At the Parlamentarium, Europe provides the inspiration for a large dance project accompanied by live music and words, including a modern ball directed by 20 young choreographers. Lastly, at the Art & Marges museum you will able to take part in a collective work and at the Palace of Charles of Lorraine you can indulge in a fashion happening with original creations inspired by life at court in the 18th century.
Museum Night Fever is also an opportunity to discover a whole range of interesting exhibitions: Zurbarán and Michäel Borremans at BOZAR, Franz Erhard Walther at WIELS, Duane Hanson at Ixelles Museum, ‘14-18. List of the participating museums this year are : Museum of Ancient Art, Royal Army Museum, Art & Marges Museum, Museum of the National Bank, BELvue Museum, BIP-experience Brussels, Le Botanique, BOZAR, Charlier Museum, Cinquantenaire Museum, Museum of the City of Brussels, Belgian Comic Strip Centre, Coudenberg Archaeological Site, Museum of Fantastic Art, La Fonderie, Ixelles Museum, Jewish Museum of Belgium, Royal Library of Belgium (Librarium + Palace of Charles de Lorraine), Moof (Museum of Original Figurines), Royal Monnaie Theatre (workshops), Museum of Musical Instruments, Museum of Natural Sciences, Porte de Hal, Wiels.