Credit: Milena Campagna

The 21st edition of the “Nuit des Musées” (museum night), organised by the seven museums in Luxembourg City (d'stater muséën), took place across the capital on Saturday 8 October 2022.

This edition recorded a total of 22,259 visits (all participating museums combined), representing an increase of 33% over one year; the 2021 edition, held under COVID-19 restrictions, saw a total of 16,699 visits.

From 17:00 to 01:00, the various museums offered a special programme to visitors. Throughout the evening, there was a variety of performances, workshops, special guided tours, culinary surprises and musical entertainment, as well as the traditional afterparty at Mudam Luxembourg (until 03:00).

Highlights included: a printing workshop, which proved particularly popular among children, visits of the new “Best of Posters” exhibition and traditional Luxembourgish music (and some international pieces) performed by Luxembourg City’s oldest choir, Sang a Klang, at the Lëtzebuerg City Museum; a performance by cellist and composer André Mergenthaler at the Musée Dräi Eechelen; a workshop dedicated to upcycling plastic waste and a performance by Puck Schot, which complemented the “Sound Without Music” exhibition, at Casino Luxembourg; a lively performance by German jazz guitarist Ro Gebhardt and his quartet as well as guided tours of the exhibition “The Rape of Europe. En solidarité avec l’Ukraine” at the National Museum of History and Art (Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art – MNHA); an itinerant concert by Duo Kiasma (composed of Pierre Fontenelle and Frin Wolter) and guided tours of the exhibition “John Constable’s English Landscapes” at Villa Vauban; a children's worskhop centred around bees and wasps as well as a performance by Faya Braz and Maras, who showcased their human beatbox and improvisation skills, at the National Museum of Natural History (natur musée); the activatation of the “Waters’ Witness” installation by musician Ziúr for an unprecedented performance at Mudam Luxembourg.

The traditional “Coup de Coeur” project this year focused on speech. Seven artists from different backgrounds were invited to present “spoken word” performances around their chosen works.

Another popular feature of this year's Nuit des Musées were the many food trucks, which saw visitors socialise over food and drinks throughout the evening.

The next edition of the Nuit des Musées will take place on Saturday 14 October 2022.