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M-Museum is an art museum in Leuven founded in 2009. It has a collection of about 50 thousand. exhibits - mainly sculptures and paintings from the 16th-19th centuries, but also many works of contemporary Flemish art. In addition to presenting selected works from the collection at permanent and temporary exhibitions, the M-Museum plays the role of a cultural center, which hosts concerts, book promotions, as well as a wide range of educational workshops.
The M-Museum has the works of former masters, such as Jan Rombouts I or Josse van der Baren, but also of much later creators, including Constantin Meunier and George Minne. The museum is housed in the former private residence of Mayor Leopold Vander Kelen, which was rebuilt according to the design of the Belgian architect Stéphane Beel. The facility has a total area of over 13 thousand. m2.
The M-Museum is the successor of the first city museum in Leuven, which was founded in 1823. The collection began with the collection of the 18th-century cabinet of curiosities.