The Cinquentenaire Museum in Brussels. Photo: Guywets. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

Brussels museums closed since Saturday

Jonathan Knott, 23.11.15
Affected institutions include the Oldmasters Museum and Magritte Museum.
Museums in Brussels have been closed since Saturday, due to the recent decision of l'Organe de coordination de l'analyse de la menace (OCAM), a government committee set up to combat terrorism, to raise the terror alert to its highest level of four.
 
A total of ten federal museums were listed as closed on the Brussels Museums website. These include the Oldmasters Museum, the Magritte Museum, and the Cinquentenaire Museum, whose collections include prehistoric and non-European artefacts.
 
A further 18 museums in Brussels, including the Belgian Comic Strip Center and the Children’s Museum, were also listed as closed.
 
A statement on the website said: “We are convinced that visitors will understand this preventive measure linked to exceptional conditions.”
 
A statement on the Royal Museums of Art and History website said that the visitors would be kept informed about possible reopenings on Tuesday 24 November.

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