Award winning museum to host ADTF reception

One of the highlights of the events planned for the Third Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) is the reception on January 30th in the the MAS Museum in Antwerp.

Hosted by Alderman Philip Heylen on behalf of the Antwerp Municipality, the reception will allow the trade fair’s visitors to admire the 203-foot (60 metres) tall structure’s distinctive facade that alternates between red sandstone from India and glass panes. A close look at the riverfront museum reveals that it is modern even as it recalls the 16th-century storehouses used in Antwerp’s old port.

Recently, the International publication Travel+Leisure magazine, a U.S.-based magazine, selected Antwerp’s MAS as one of world’s beautiful museums.

Last May, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre staged a two-week diamond jewellery exhibition at the MAS museum with the aim of introducing the public to the diamond sector.

MAS stands for Museum aan de Stroom, which means museum on the river. The MAS Diamond Pavilion is now being transformed into an interactive museum with its own jewellery shop, and a gala opening due to take place at the time of the ADTF event.