The core of the collection in the world-renowned Brussels Museum of Ancient Art comes from art confiscated during the French Revolution and subsequently returned. Paintings, sculptures, and drawings from the 15th-18th centuries are presented in chronological order, in order to best illustrate the historical developments taking place over time. Most of the artwork comes from the artists of Flanders and the southern Netherlands. The collection includes pieces by Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Dirk Bouts, Hans Memling, Hieronymus Bosch, Pierre-Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, and Anthony van Dyck.
The Museum of Ancient Art is located adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art, near the Royal Palace. Both are administered by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
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