Silver Triennial 2023: contemporary design expo
From 26 August to 8 October 2023, DIVA presents the results of the 20th Silver Triennial: the main international competition for silversmiths.
DIVA talk 20th Silver Triennial
National and international silversmiths come to talk about their work and what inspires them.
A Brilliant Story
Follow the journey of a diamond or raw material. Before it becomes beautiful jewellery or shiny silverware, it goes through different phases.
Extraordinary secrets in the historic centre
Helen Gallagher takes you along on her quest for the roots of Antwerp as the world diamond city.
Blind and visually impaired visitors can discover the permanent expo together with our experienced guide, using stories, touch and smell elements.
Discover more than 30 extraordinary stories hidden behind the earrings, teapots or candlesticks in the permanent expo.
Out and about with Ekster
Ekster loves everything that glitters and has an eye for shiny details. This makes him the perfect guide for children 7 years and up on this discovery tour.
The Jewels Pageant, a mini-expo
A memory of an impressive spectacle with richly decorated floats, 2000 extras, exotic animals and a wealth of expensive jewellery.
Book a guide for a tour through the renewed permanent exhibition and discover special details that you might not have seen yourself.
Visit with a class group
Discover our tours and workshops tailored to schools: for pre-school, primary, secondary, OKAN and NT2 groups.
Drawing Gems: Cabochons
Learn how light affects volumes and materials and how you can paint transparent gems with gouache.
Drawing Gems: Colours & Facets
We will further discuss the faceting of gemstones and you will learn how to illustrate different shapes in colour.
Sling and vacuum casting
During the workshop you will go through the whole process: from wax carving to casting with the sling or vacuum machine.
Origami in Silver
Did you know that you can apply origami to silver? Join this unique workshop and experiment with different folds and shapes.
More at DIVA
DIVA offers a guided tour in the permanent exhibition 'A Brilliant Story' for students of secondary education. View our Dutch offer for more tours and workshops for schools.
DIVA atelier is a workspace for goldsmiths and silversmiths at the museum where both specialists and amateurs are welcome.
Our rich and specialised collection is unique in Belgium and is an exceptional source of information and inspiration.
Be sure to come and have a look in our museum shop after your visit!
Curious about what's going on in and around DIVA? Check the activities' calendar.
For groups and individuals
This tour has been designed with blind and visually impaired visitors in mind. During the tour you will feel and smell different objects and experience DIVA’s stories.