On Saturday 14 October 2017 the seven museums of the “d’stater muséeën” group will be opening their doors for the 17th edition of “Night of the Museums”.
Over the course of the years a rich and varied programme of exhibitions, collections, special entertainment, performances, conferences, films, DJs and culinary surprises has developed, and this year promises to be no different. Under the banner of “Museums connect!” there will be a joint artisitic presentation on the digitisation of museum collections, the democratisation of culture and the participation of museum visitors.
Four performance artists have been given carte blanche to provide their own interpretation of the exhibitions and programmes of the night, and these will be broadcast live into the seven participating museums as well as on the Facebook page “Museumsmile”.
Additionally seven local journalists from different media will be providing behind the scenes guided tours of personal favourite exhibits which will give visitors new perspectives and unique views of these specific objects.
The seven participating museums are
- Villa Vauban – Musée d’Art de la Ville de Luxembourg
- Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
- Lëtzebuerg City Museum
- Musée national d’histoire et d’art
- Musée national d’histoire naturelle – ‘natur musée’
- Musée Dräi Eechelen : Forteresse, Histoire, Identités
- Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Mudam)
For 2017 the entry is free for under 16s, for young adults from 16-26 years of age the price is €5 in advance or €7 on the evening, and for everyone else the cost is €12 in advance or €15 on the evening. Opening hours are 18:00 - 01:00 except for Casino Luxembourg which has a nuit blanche to 03:00. Tickets can be obtained from 1 October at the museums themselves as well as the Luxembourg City Tourist Office (LCTO) and through the national ticketing website www.luxembourgticket.lu
Free navettes in the form of historc buses will run between the museums in the town centre and Kirchberg via the Glacis, and Garage Muzzolini will be providing BMW limousines as a comlementary service.