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Design museum Gent, Ghent

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Art Museum
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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  • Probably the exhibitions change frequently; what we saw was quite a lot of unusual stuff, very contemporary and innovative. The building itself was a patrician residence and worth seeing on that accou...  more »
  • A really interesting combination of "museum" and stimulating centre of innovation. Anybody interested in art and/or design - young and old - will be delighted.  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the first room in this little museum. We had a great guide who provided us with so many extra facts about styles displayed. There are several quirky items on show; I particularly ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • nice and fit for snatching some great ideas. no touching however and the collection is not very big. not suited for wheelchairs.
  • Don't go to the popup restaurant m total rip off
  • 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.