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Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp
Leuvenstraat 32
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
tel: +32 (0)3 238 59 60
fax +32 (0)3 216 24 86

The library of M HKA is a compilation of several libraries; the one of M HKA proper, the library of the ICC and the film documentation centre Sinebase. In addition to its own documentation centre, M HKA also administers the archives of the ICC.

Royal Museums of the Fine Arts
Rue du Musée, 5
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel : + 32 2 508 33 20
Fax : + 32 2 508 32 32

The Library at the Royal Museum of the Fine Arts is composed of monographs, exhibition catalogues, sales catalogues, periodicals, CD-ROMS, etc. dealing with paintings, drawings and sculptures, from the end of the middle-ages to the present time. They also maintain an Archive of Contemporary art which contains an exceptionally rich collection of documents on artistic life in Belgium in the 19th and 20th centuries; (notably the collections of the "XX" and the "Libre Esthétique", with letters of Monet, Van Gogh, Ensor, etc.). Its 105,000 documents and one million press cuttings are accessible by appointment to any person involved in scientific research or whose interest is considered as valid by the management of the Museums.

S.M.A.K. Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
tel: +32 (0)9 221 17 03
fax: +32 (0)9 221 71 09

S.M.A.K. opened in 1975 and houses a library of over 40,000 volumes on contemporary art. The library includes all art forms from the beginning of the twentieth century onwards and considers it important to cover the era that paved the way for contemporary art. The library comprises all expressions of contemporary art: plastic arts, painting, photography, architecture, video, film and (to a lesser extent) theatre. The works have been divided into three categories. The first comprises monographs and catalogues of solo exhibitions. These are classified alphabetically by artist. The second category comprises books on group exhibitions, classified by location. The third category comprises general books on aesthetics, philosophy, genres, trends, etc. Updated 11/2009