Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Marvelous Margritte

To kick off the RSC Belgium 2010 Autumn programme some 20 RSC members and friends enjoyed a sunny Saturday morning visit to the exceptional new Magritte Museum in Brussels on 18 September.

After gathering in Place Royale in the morning sunshine, the group enjoyed a guided tour of a selection of Magritte’s masterpieces. Our excellent guide was particularly engaging and described the works and Magritte’s ethos in the context of the cultural and political environment of the time. Following the tour members had some time to explore the galleries on their own.

The museum reveals the breadth of Magritte’s work and is well worth a visit for those who could not make it on the 18th. I certainly will be paying a return visit.

Top floor dining
Following the visit to the Magritte Museum, we moved over the Rue Montagne de la Cour to the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) where we enjoyed lunch at the restaurant. Situated on the top floor of the old ‘Olde England’ building, the MIM’s restaurant offers panoramic views across Brussels.

The group was joined for lunch by Catherine Feore (right) who has appointed as Policy Development Manager for the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS).