Within a stone's throw of the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Auction House Bernaerts acts as a pole of attraction for many national and international art lovers and collector who are finding their way to the Southern district of Antwerp. The auction House Bernaerts has become one of the leading auction houses of the country. It organizes five large live (webcast) auctions per year, all focused on certain themes: Antiques, Old and Modern Master Paintings, applied arts, Asianart and works on paper. The company is founded in 1974 and is led by the family Bernaerts. Christophe Bernaerts, Master in Art History is the main expert on the field of the antiques section.