Expo: call for justice


The exhibition Call for Justice, art and law in the Burgundian Netherlands, highlights the phenomenal and fascinating interaction between art, the law and justice during the heyday of the Great Council of Mechelen, from 1450 until 1650.

The exhibition is organised around three themes, i.e., justice, the law and injustice.

A series of Netherlandish artworks on the law and justice are situated in the legal, historic and cultural context of the era in which they were created. They all are powerful representations of one of the most universal human desires, namely the pursuit of justice.

Visit Call for Justice and see prestigious masterpieces by such artists as Quentin Massys, Peter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Anthony van Dyck. The exhibition includes loans by such museums as the Prado and the Patrimonio Nacional in Madrid, the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, the Ashmolean in Oxford and (inter)national private collections.

A visitor’s guide provides more detailed information about these masterpieces.


The exhibition is the closing event of the OP.RECHT.MECHELEN city festival.



23 March 2018 - 24 June 2018

Friday - Tuesday: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Wednesday: closed


Museum Hof van Busleyden, Sint-Jansstraat 2a, 2800 Mechelen


€ 11 | standard admission

€ 9 | residents of Mechelen, groups

€ 5 | 12-26 yo

Family discount: 20% discount

€ 2 | UiTpas with social tariff

Free | -12yo, ICOM pass holders, Friends of the Museum Hof van Busleyden



- At the museum’s ticket office


- Online (dutch) and through Visit Mechelen (+ 2€ administrative fee)


Save the dates 

23 March | Opening Call for Justice – temporary exhibition

17 June | Opening Museum Hof van Busleyden – permanent exhibition

22 - 24 June | Closing weekend exhibition & opening weekend Museum Hof van Busleyden