Since June 2nd 2009, visitors are able to discover the Musée Magritte Museum on 2.500 m² of a building of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Located at the Place Royale, in the very heart of Brussels, this museum was fitted out thanks to the competences sponsorship developed by the French and Belgian GDF SUEZ subsidiary companies and with the support of the Magritte Foundation. The museum will display the works of the surrealist artist, which belong to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and which are mainly the result of purchases as well as of the legacies Irène Hamoir-Scutenaire and Georgette Magritte. Many private collectors, as well as public and private institutions, have contributed to the Musée Magritte Museum project by loaning their masterpieces.
This multidisciplinary collection is the richest in the world. It contains more than 200 works consisting in oils on canvas, gouaches, drawings, sculptures and painted objects but also in advertising posters, music scores, vintage photographs and films produced by Magritte himself.
The Musée Magritte Museum will be, in its domain, the world reference centre for the knowledge of the artist. With the support of INEO media system, the Musée Magritte Museum has developed an online research centre, which will give access to the archives in connection with the painter's life and works.