Design museum Gent, Ghent

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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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  • August 11, 2017
    I've been to many museums in the world and you expected to see in this sample of the design and the Belgian avant-garde but has been a disappointment. Rooms disjointed and without explanations, sloppiness, lack of harmony and above all lack of product. It is the first time that I qualify as dreadful an attraction as in all you see something that surprises you, less in this. And in addition to payment! I do not recommend it to anyone.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Our visit fell. There was a fabric exhibition and who was downright boring. The fixed pieces are beautiful but not really worth the trouble ticket in our opinion. With 40 minutes we were back outside.
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  • August 3, 2017
    I made this museum with my children adolescents 11 and 14 at their request. They loved it! The Museum is very bright, and the marriage between the old and the new is very harmonious. What discovery for the kids to see that objects to forms and sober lines he loves are not so recent that! The temporary exhibition on textile designs of the young designer of Ghent was very nice, a pity that there is no explanation on the steps.
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  • May 2, 2017
    Surprisingly large museum spread over several floors. The textiles exhibition that we saw has several interactive sections, which was novel, and information was provided in English as well as other languages. Well worth a visit if you're in Ghent.
  • January 22, 2017
    The temporary collection was big but it fails too grab you attention with a consistent story. The whole setup with carton-box walls made it feel a bit like a student exhibition. There was also little explanation about except for some video screens playing content in dutch.
  • January 6, 2017
    nice and fit for snatching some great ideas. no touching however and the collection is not very big. not suited for wheelchairs.
  • December 11, 2016
    Don't go to the popup restaurant m total rip off
  • April 24, 2016
    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.

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