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DIVA's collection policy focuses on diamonds, jewellery and silver from the 15th century to the present, from Antwerp, Flanders and the Low Countries in an (inter)national context. DIVA's collection is an amalgamation of the collections of the Silver Museum and the Diamond Museum, both born out of the Provincial Museum for Artistic and Decorative Crafts in Deurne.

The core collection includes art objects, artefacts, natural history items, archives, documentation and an extensive library collection in the above domains. In addition, DIVA maintains a large collection of applied arts including pewter, porcelain and glass, which are used for research, presentation and education.

DIVA also manages the prestigious Pierre Lunden bequest, the company archive of the Wolfers Frères workshop in Brussels and rare hand and model books for diamond dealers, jewellery designers, goldsmiths and silversmiths.

With its specific collection profile, which brings together creation, production and use, and highlights the connection between past and present, DIVA occupies a unique place in the international heritage landscape.