Contact & Visit↓︎

IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art
Rotenberg 12b
4700 Eupen

+32 87 56 01 10

Bank details:
IBAN: BE55 2480 0669 4444

Tax/company ID: BE 0451.357.826.

Opening Hours

Tuesdays-Sundays 1-6 pm
Closed on Mondays


Admission on a voluntary basis; recommended donation 6 euros
Free entry for children and teenagers up to 18 years and for IKOB members

We are a member of Museums-PASS-Musées, your admission ticket to more than 210 Belgian museums. The Museum Pass grants you free entry to all participating museums for one year, with new participants added on a regular basis. The Museum Pass is also available in the IKOB Shop, just ask at our reception!


Frank-Thorsten Moll


Brenda Guesnet

Curator, Engagement, Deputy Director

Ingrid Mossoux

Administration, press and public relations

Serge Cloot

Management and Logistics

Charlotte Bohn

Curatorial Assistant, Museum Educator

Aida Willemen

Front Desk

Internships and Freelance Collaboration

The IKOB offers students and graduates an ideal framework in the form of an internship for deepening their interest in the tasks and fields of activity of a museum for contemporary art.

Anyone who has ever wanted to know how an exhibition is prepared, what considerations underlie the concept of an exhibition and how the administrative processes in a museum function can apply for an internship position at the IKOB.

You can contact acting director Brenda Guesnet at the address for more information. We expect a written application with the usual documents including a photo, submitted by postal service or e-mail (attachments as PDF-file, not larger than 5 Mb).

Venue hire↓︎

Are you looking for a stylish venue for your next event or photo shoot? Whether it’s for professional or private use, client receptions, conferences or birthdays - IKOB offers unique spaces filled with inspiring art.

We will be happy to make you a tailor-made offer for your event. Contact us by phone on +32 87 56 01 10 or by email to Brenda Guesnet (



Our museum is located in the city of Eupen in the German-speaking community of Belgium, close to the German and Dutch border. Its programme focuses on emerging and leading contemporary art through the constitution of a significant collection – in progress – and temporary exhibitions – in dialogue. Thus, functioning as a discursive platform for contemporary art with its multidisciplinary and thematic exhibition programme and highlighting critical and socio-political issues, the IKOB attempts to reflect upon the matter of the frontier.


History and Further Self-Presentation of the Museum

The IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art began as an idea of the artist, art teacher and subsequent museum director Francis Feidler. The institution was conceived as a center for border-transcending exhibitions out of which a later museum collection could be successively built up – augmented by purchases and loans, as well as by donations especially from exhibiting artists. The first milestones for the Eastern Belgian art center were the sculpture exhibition Kontakt 93 at the park facilities in Eupen as well as the project Volle Scheunen (with 12 installations respectively in the Ardennes and the Eifel), which was realized in collaboration with the former head of the Documenta Manfred Schneckenburger.

The IKOB established itself quite early on as an internationally oriented exhibition platform as well as a promoter of the regional art scene. Already back then, the special characteristic of how the museum would like to be perceived and how it operates lay in its active approach toward artists in the region. They were often featured in pioneering exhibitions shortly before they achieved an international breakthrough. These presentations gave rise to the collection of the institution, which meanwhile comprises more than 400 works. In 1999, the IKOB acquired a fixed domicile in a commercially used building near the old Schlachthof. In 2005, the collection received official recognition, and the International Art Center of Eastern Belgium was renamed the IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art.

The museum considers its proximity to international borders as a point of departure for serving as a cultural mediator between the various regions of Belgium and engaging in a fertile exchange with the artistic scenes in Germany and the Netherlands. Inasmuch as it invites visitors to investigate political, social and cultural developments in an informal atmosphere, it strives to make an active contribution to society – also in the framework of its exhibitions. In three to four large shows per year, the museum displays contemporary art in the best sense of the term, with the main exhibitions being accompanied by individual presentations of works from the permanent collection.

The IKOB, however, does not intend simply to organize and document contemporary art but instead, through the choice of themes and artists for its exhibitions, to discover and convey new artistic tendencies. Through a constant shifting of focus onto current themes that are handled by diverse artistic media, the museum moves in close contact with both the established and the up-and-coming art scenes. In 2018, the IKOB has celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding; over the years, it has become a well-known name in the Euregio Maas-Rhine region.