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I, gypsy. The voyages of Jan Yoors.

25.09.2015 - 10.04.2016

A photo exhibition with a selection of photos and films of the versatile Antwerp-New York artist Jan Yoors. Koen Broos selected photos of Yoor’s travels with the Roma gypsies in the 1930s, of ethnic communities in New York in the 1950s and photos of his trips back to Belgium to (re)visit the gypsies.

Your Red Star Line object in the museum

The Red Star Line Museum’s collection is supplemented and enriched with many gifts and items on loan.

Group visits

Are you looking for an excursion in Antwerp? Treat yourself, your friends or colleagues to a fascinating tour of the museum or an instructive city walk.


The latest news on the Red Star Line Museum.


The latest news on the Red Star Line Museum.

The migration of the Hutlet family

When the Hutlet Family moved to America it was a major undertaking. They took their eight children with them as well as a lot of familiar household items on their exciting journey to an unknown country.

Ita Moel's eye infection

One of the biggest obstacles on the way to the “promised land” of America was trachoma, an infectious eye disease. If a passenger was found to have trachoma during the medical examination then the migrant would be inexorably sent back. Young Ita Moël was sent back twice.

The story of migration

The Red Star Line Museum invites you on an exciting voyage. Discover the story of the shipping company, the city of Antwerp and its harbour. Above all, discover the emigrants’ stories.

Albert Einstein, a famous passenger

Unlike many migrants who travelled with the Red Star Line only once, Albert Einstein was a regular guest on the Red Star Line ocean steamers.

The success story of Irving Berlin

Among the two million Europeans who traveled to America on the Red Star Line was a five year old boy from Russia. The boy’s name was Israel ‘Izzy’ Beilin. He would grow up to gain world-wide fame as Irving Berlin with songs like 'White Christmas', 'Puttin' on the Ritz' and 'There's No Business Like Show Business'.

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