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Your Red Star Line object in the museum

The Red Star Line Museum’s collections were built up in close collaboration with the public at large. The museum gratefully uses materials and images from partner organisations in Belgium and abroad. The museum team searched for stories, personal items, letters and testimonies from Red Star Line passengers over the last few years.

At the beginning of the museum project the collection consisted almost exclusively of posters, model ships, utensils for life on board, works of art and historic images. Over the last few years the museum team searched intensively for stories, personal items, letters and testimonies from Red Star Line passengers. Assistance came from many places, from organisations and government agencies as well as from people like you and me. Some of them were passionate collectors; others cherished the stories of ancestors ancestors on board one of the shipping company’s ships. 

The Red Star Line Museum would like to thank the following partners for their charitable cooperation and for making important items and data files available to the museum:

  • Vrienden van de Red Star Line vzw 
  • Vlaamse Vereniging voor Familiekunde 
  • The Leonard A. Lauder Collection 
  • Mrs. Linda Emmet & the Berlin Family 
  • Koninklijk Museum van Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
  • Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum 
  • Museum Plantin-Moretus/Prentenkabinet
  • Letterenhuis, 
  • National Park Service, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island
  • YIVO –Institute for Jewish Research
  • Nationaal Rijksarchief
  • Provinciaal Archief Antwerpen
  • Felixarchief

Share your story

The Red Star Line Museum is looking for people who want to share their personal Red Star Line story with us and anyone who is interested. By telling your authentic stories, the museum aims to give a human face to the wave of migration to America. You can share your family stories via the Warehouse.

Red Star Line items

If you are considering donating Red Star Line related items to the museum,  please consult the manual or contact:

Red Star Line Museum
+32 3 298 27 70

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