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Design museum Gent, Ghent

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Experience one of the best Belgian collections of Art Deco and 17th- and 18th-century furnishings art at Design museum Gent. The main attraction is the acclaimed art nouveau exhibit with works by Paul Hankar and Victor Horta. The Hotel de Coninck, built in 1755, is an appropriate location for the vintage furnishings collection with murals, wall-coverings, light fixtures, and furniture from over 200 years ago. While permanent collections tend to be more traditional, many modern art collections are exhibited throughout the museum, showcasing current Belgian designers. Learn how light can be integrated into traditional and non-traditional art forms in a light exhibit. Explore the eco-activist in you by learning how environmental issues can be transformed into art. Finally, admire the old and new glass art from countries throughout Europe. By using our Ghent vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Design museum Gent and other attractions in Ghent.
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  • Our guiding book showed this place as a place of interest. We were even excited about this visit. The disappointment was as big as our expectations. It is a small museum, it not reach in exhibits and ...  read more »
  • The exhibition on van der Velde and Maarten van Seeveren was very worth as well as the beautiful cycling by famous designers such as Philip Starck.
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  • Interesting Museum: the House is a historic building, and a variety of exhibitions, design, modern. You can visit and admire the flight of thought of modern artists)
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  • Beautiful museum. Over the various floors, they run multiple exhibitions.. All very different, and very interesting. I went to see a bicycle exhibition and ended up seeing a Japanese architecture exhibit, as well.
  • One of the only design museums of the country with interesting varied temporary exhibitions. The fixed collection is somewhat dusty and doesn't really reflect the varied design history. A new book shop and the central location make it a must.
  • They were having an exhibition on chairs at the time, which was fascinating to say the least. The museum itself is really lovely, and definitely a good way to spend an afternoon. We handily fell into the 19-26 age bracket, so it was only €2 to enter!
  • Interesting museum with some rare design collections from Belgium and Nederlands
  • Product design, furniture, but above all a fantastic light collection, part of Lightopia. Recommended.
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