Design Museum Ghent
The Design Museum in Ghent is considered one of the most popular museums in Belgium. In society, this is explained by the fact that art and design are very common phenomena in modern Belgium. Every year, the country hosts various exhibitions and other cultural events. In this regard, we can highlight the city of Ghent, which is home to a large number of museums and other cultural venues.
History of creation
The Design Museum in Ghent was created on the basis of one of the famous organizations of the city of Ghent - the Society of Decorative Arts, which was founded at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1921, the city authorities decided to purchase a famous house - the Koninck mansion, which was built in the 18th century in the style of Dutch houses. Later, the Design Museum in Ghent was opened in this house, the interiors of which still preserve the foundations of those same magnificent structures. In the very middle of the 20th century, the museum underwent an extensive restoration, during which new architectural changes were made, and the neighboring house opposite was purchased, since such a large collection required a larger area and brighter rooms.
Features of the Design Museum in Ghent
Today, guests of the museum are presented with an extensive collection, which is divided into two areas - old and new. All products that are presented at the Design Museum in Ghent are divided into different time periods - from Romanesque times to the new centuries. Visitors can look at beautiful household items, interior decoration, kitchen utensils, and jewelry. The most popular jewelry is made by local Belgian craftsmen - rings, earrings, necklaces and other items. There is also a stand displaying vases brought to Belgium from different countries - Poland, Germany, China and Japan. If you are a fan of jewelry or love antiques, then you should visit the Design Museum in Ghent, where a wide collection of furniture, household items and other things are presented, they are examples of design from various countries.