M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Ensemble: Vrielynck Collectie

Rv photo 229 ©photo: Robert Vrielynck Archive, Antwerp

The Robert Vrielynck Collection is one of the few large collections in Belgium that give a picture of the (pre-)history of film. The collection, compiled by Robert Vrielynck (1933-2006), consists largely of early film cameras and projectors and also contains a large number of film posters.

Devices that belong to the pre-history of the film, so-called media archeology, form a smaller part of the collection. The latter includes a number of special apparatus such as an authentic Lumière brothers' camera and a small magic lantern in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, brought out in 1889 at the occasion of the World Exhibition in Paris. Furthermore, many curiosa and documents in the collection are directly related to the history of cinematography.

After Robert Vrielynck's departure,the collection is acquired, with the help of the Flemish Community, by the former Center for Visual Culture (Centrum voor Beeldcultuur), now Cinema South, which is part of M HKA.

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Rv photo 229


>Bibliography on Robert Vrielynck and the Vrielynck Collection


Rv1 164 a

>Designoscope, 1820-1850.Media Archaeology.

Rv2 102 b

>André Debrie Interview camera, 1850.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 128 thaumatrope

>Thaumatropen Set, 1860-1880.Media Archaeology.

Vrielynck 18

>Laterna Magica, 1870.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 080 theatre praxinoscope

>Theater Praxinoscope, 1878-1889.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 127 praxinoscope a vapeur

>Praxinoscopa à vapeur, 1878.Media Archaeology, wood, metal.

Rv photo 324

>Laterna Magica Lapièrre Riche Polychrome, 1880.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 165 a

>Lanterna Magica - Lampascope, 1880.Media Archaeology, tin.

Rv1 079 a

>Lanterne Riche, 1880-1885.Media Archaeology, tin, (h) 32 cm.

Rv1 129 a

>Lanterna Magica, 1885.Media Archaeology, tin, (h) 32 cm.

Rv1 130 newspaper movie  machine

>Newspaper Movie Machine, 1885-1895.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 169

>Ernst Plank, 1886.Media Archaeology, tin.


>F. Delacour & Bakes, Zootrope Cercle Magique, 1889.Media Archaeology, iron, wood, 35 x 30 cm.

Rv1 001

>Lantern 'Tour Eiffel', 1889.Media Archaeology, iron, 35 cm.

Rv1 172 a

>Speelgoed Camera Obscura, 1890-1895.Media Archaeology, tin, 14 x 16 x 20 cm.

Rv1 102 lanterne%20tournante

>Lanterne tournante, 1890.Media Archaeology, iron.

Rv1 133 filoscope

>Filoscope, 1897-1900.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 166 a

>Lanterna Magica, 1900.Media Archaeology, tin.

Rv1 009 phenakistiscope

>Phenakistiscoop. Man met tandwielen, 1900.Media Archaeology, ink, paper, 23 cm.

Rv1 178 a

>Academic lantern, 1900.Media Archaeology.

Rv2 024 a

>7.5 mm amateur Aufname Kino II, 1904.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 134 a

>Radio Junior - Postcard Projector, 1910.Media Archaeology, tin.

Rv1 171

>Camera obscura, 1910.Media Archaeology.


>Laterna magica Bing, 1912.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 154 a

>Mirroscope, 1912.Media Archaeology.

Rv8 016 a

>Filmteller Gaumont, 1915.Media Archaeology, 13.5 x 19 cm.

Rv2 043

>Combined Motion Picture Camera and Projector, 1917.Media Archaeology.

Rv2 025 a

>Akely camera, 1917.Media Archaeology.

Rv2 002 a

>'Interview camera', 1920-1924.Media Archaeology.

Rv3 009 a

>Pathé Baby 9.5 mm filmprojector, 1926.Media Archaeology.

Rv2 007 a

>Filmo 75 camera, 1930.Media Archaeology.

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>Laterna Magica.Media Archaeology.

Rv8 004 a

>De dood als cineast.Sculpture, (h) 9 cm.

Rv2 300 a

>Morigraf Cinema Tirage.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 131 tent camera obscura

>Tent Camera Obscura.Media Archaeology.

Rv7 003 th

>Imperial Stereoscope.Media Archaeology.

Rv4 005

>Au Bon Marché.Media Archaeology, paper.

Rv1 232 a

>Astronomische Toverlantaarnplaat.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 132 astronomical slide

>A diagram to prove the Earth's Rotundity.Media Archaeology.

Rv2 122 a zoe beloff

>Eyemo film camera.Media Archaeology.

Fiche8 rv8 053

>Moviescop 16 mm filmviewer.Media Archaeology.


>Dolly - Mod. Grad.Media Archaeology.


>Steenbeck 16 mm editing table.Media Archaeology.


>Bach-Auricon Pro 600 / 16 mm sound camera.Media Archaeology.

Fiche4 rv2 241

>Arriflex 16 mm.Media Archaeology.

Fiche3 rv3 150

>Ampro Premier Sound Projector.Media Archaeology.

Fiche2 rv3 140

>RCA Photophone.Media Archaeology.

Fiche1 rv2 188

>Filmo Automatic Cine Camera.Media Archaeology.

Rv3 186 powers

>Power's N6 projector.Media Archaeology.

Cinematographe lumiere rv2 001

>Cinématographe Lumière.Media Archaeology, wood, copper, 28,5 x 19 x 16 cm.

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>Playtime.Print, paper.