With COME♡BACK, Brussels Museums wishes to offer a space of solidarity to artists and associations who do not or no longer have the opportunity to express themselves and perform as easily since 13 March. Unlike the museums that have been able to reopen since 18 May, many cultural players (artists, actors, musicians, guides, concert halls, theatres, etc.) have not yet been able to resume their activities. The museums themselves have had to adapt their programming to guarantee safety, often at the expense of their necessary financial sustainability. Through this event, which is adapted to the health measures linked to COVID-19, COME♡BACK wishes to offer a small bubble of oxygen to the cultural sector while at the same time warning the public, but also our authorities, about its uncertain future and its fragility.
After the consecutive cancellations of our two flagship events, Museum Night Fever and Brussels Museums Nocturnes, COME♡BACK now personifies the new daily life of museums and events. Brussels Museums, the participating museums and the associations and artists associated with this project hope to offer both a rich programme so that all audiences feel pampered and a necessary point of reflection on the future of the sector.
As an independent non-profit association bringing together more than 100 museums and art centres in Brussels, Brussels Museums has been carrying out its mission of democratising access to museums for 25 years now.
- Enhancing the image of the museums in Brussels via our flagship projects Museum Night Fever, the Nocturnes, the Brussels Card city pass, the reference site for cultural information brusselsmuseums.be and the museum map.
- Defending the accessibility of museums for all audiences through these initiatives and Open Museum, our crossover awareness-raising project aimed at making Brussels museums structurally more inclusive and participatory. This project is carried out in collaboration with numerous associations active in the social sector.
- Carrying out the necessary consultation work for all the museums in order to guarantee the existence of museums that are up-to-date, open and representative of the diversity of society.