The Archives of the RMAH are a rich source for the study of the institution’s history and of the history of cultural life in Belgium.

They contain information about the acquisition and origin of thousands of the items in the museum, of relations with the government, patrons, collectors and dealers, about museum policy and about the architectural history of the Cinquantenaire. They also hold the archives of various persons (curators) and bodies that have a historical link with the museums.

The archives are currently being inventoried. Access is only possible for scientific purposes and upon request from Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:30 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 16:30.

Inventories and other research instruments can be found at the top right of this webpage under 'Files'.