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Jewish Museum shut since fatal shootings will host Belgian art fair

The 2016 edition of Brussels’ Accessible Art Fair (22-25 September) will be in the city’s Jewish Museum, where four people died after a gunman opened fire in 2014. The museum closed for four months afterwards and has not been fully open to the public since. Stephanie Manasseh, the director of the artist-led fair, says that the idea to hold its tenth edition in the Jewish Museum came from the museum’s director. “Putting a business inside that realm is risky; there are lots of things to consider,” Manasseh said, speaking at the Art for Tomorrow conference organised by the New York Times in Qatar in March. “It’s time to make this museum live again.” The museum has had security guards outside since the attacks. As we went to press, a terrorist attack was unfolding in Brussels.