We chose the hand as a symbol not randomly of course: our museum tells the story of Antwerp in the world and the world in Antwerp. It tells how people from all over the world left their prints in our city and how Antwerp residents did the same in other places. In addition, the hand is also the symbol of Antwerp with the legend of Brabo and Antigoon.

Apart from the symbolic value of the hands, they are also a memento of patrons who helped the MAS during construction. Interested parties could help the museum with a donation of at least 1,000 euros and for this they received a hand on the wall.

There is room for about 3,000 hands on the facade. Of these, a thousand have now been donated. In the MAS and in the document below you will find an overview of all sponsors and which hand belongs to whom.

Handjes_gevel_MAS.pdf

Are you interested in supporting the MAS and adding your hand to the facade? Please contact handjes@antwerpen.be