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. Use our Ghent planning app to arrange your visit to Design Museum Gent and other attractions in Ghent.
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  • Surprisingly, nothing is planned in the recent extension for the disabled, no elevator. Otherwise nothing spectacular.
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  • I went with a group, and we had arranged for a guide. With hindsight, I reckon we would have been better off just walking around by ourselves; in fact, gradually our group got fed up with the guide an...  more »
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  • Design Museum Gent sets out to raise your awareness of the great impact of design on your daily life. We demonstrate the responsibility of designers, manufacturers and consumers in this process with our extensive collection, which spans the period from the fifteenth century to the present.
  • Excellent design museum with some really great modernist furniture pieces. They also had an amazing exhibition on at the time- would definitely recommend visiting if you are in Ghent.
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