Our extensive archive is used by our staffers but is also open to anyone else with a keen interest in sculpture. Over 50,000 publications provide an overview of sculpture from Rodin to the present.

The library is housed in the orangerie, and provides information about the museum collection as well as sculpture in general and art in public spaces. It contains around 50,000 publications about sculpture, from the time period of Rodin onwards. The library also manages the museum’s archive.

The library primarily provides support for the museum’s activities by sharing information to the museum’s scientific staff and museum guides. It is also open to researchers, students, teachers (accompanied by small groups of students) and anyone who is interested in modern and contemporary sculpture.


Practical information

Currently the library is open upon appointment only.

  • Consultation of the library is free of charge and open to all holders of an A-card (issued by the City of Antwerp) or an ID-card issued by universities and similar institutions (students, researchers and faculty).
  • The library does not loan any publications.
  • Photocopies cost € 0.15 (black and white), € 1 (colour A4) and € 2 (colour A3).
  • Scans are free.
  • Digital photos for study purposes are permitted


Online library catalogue

Check the library catalogue

  • You can use the online catalogue to select various items and store them in a reading list, which you can e-mail directly to the library. Your order will await you at the designated time.
  • Visitors can freely browse the reference works in the reading room. Exhibition catalogues, artist’s monographs and works from the storage will be collected by the library staffers, which is why they must be requested in advance.