Nicolaas Rockox (Antwerp, 1560–1640) occupied this house during the first half of the seventeenth century. He played a highly important part in the political, artistic and social life of his city, occupying several positions of responsibility, among them as alderman and burgomaster.
The memory of this important, seventeenth-century patrician is kept alive today in the evocation of his burgomaster’s residence in Antwerp.
What would an art collection have looked like in the sixteenth century, Antwerp’s Golden Age? We decided to find out by turning the former home of burgomaster and art lover Nicolaas Rockox into a luxurious cabinet of art, complete with masterpieces from the collections of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA) and the Rockox House itself. Visit us before July 2nd and discover it for yourself.