DIVA is back! We celebrate this with a festive opening weekend. Come by and discover the renewed permanent exhibition "DIVA, a Brilliant Story" or participate in one of the activities! Welcome from March 24, 2023.
DIVA, 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 stories from DIVA, a Brilliant Story
Be amazed by more than 30 extraordinary stories. Precious diamonds, fragile jewellery and beautifully designed tableware.
Come and have a look at a spectacular method for casting jewellery. The pendulum is wound and released every half hour in the DIVA atelier.
Make your own statement piece in beeswax
A fun moment for parents and children to create something together.
Conservator-restorer Kristina Valiulis demonstrates how she handles objects before they go on display.
Origami in Silver
Did you know that you can apply origami to silver? Join this unique workshop and experiment with different folds and shapes.
This workshop will introduce you to different cuts and teach you the traditional jewellery painting technique. Discover for yourself how to use gouache to capture the brilliance of diamonds on paper.
Introduction to granulating in silver
An introduction to an ancient and delicate decorating technique: granulation. Learn to make small gold or silver balls and fix them in patterns on a metal surface.
Illustrating faceted gems
Sequel to Drawing Diamonds. We will further discuss the faceting of gemstones and you will learn how to illustrate different shapes in color.
Learn how light affects volumes and materials and what it's like to paint transparent gems with gouache.
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.
Hammertime! Open workshop silversmithing
Hammer away during this open workshop silversmithing. For beginner and advanced silversmiths.
More at DIVA
DIVA offers a guided tour in the permanent exhibition 'DIVA, 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 visit our museum shop after your visit!
Curious about what's going on in and around DIVA? Check the activities' calendar.