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The collection through the eyes of the Ghent neighbourhood workshops

03.06 – 17.09.23

20230427 MSK De Boomhut c Martin Corlazzoli COR0745912848

The Ghent Academy of Fine Arts organises image and orientation workshops for children and adults in various Ghent neighbourhoods. One year, about 400 pupils from 13 different neighbourhoods took part in the 'Taking the Collection Outside' project.

Inspired by 600 years of art

The pupils visited the museum or received a museum guide to talk about the MSK collection in class. They then looked for inspiration in self-chosen works of art, details or specific themes (portrait, emotion, still life...). In each case, the teacher provided them with various perspectives, techniques and materials. The result of all this creativity is as diverse as the collection itself and bridges the gap between the art of the past and the world of today. The pupils and MSK are particularly proud to be able to display these works in the museum in the coming months.

Forging new connections

The 'Taking the Collection Outside' project, of which this exhibition is a part, started in 2022 as part of the 225th anniversary of the MSK. With this project, the museum forges new links with partners in Ghent, from schools or rest homes to music groups or neighbourhood associations.

In the future, the museum wants to invite further collaborations with city partners. Do you have an idea for a project around the MSK collection or would you like to invite an MSK guide for a creative session at your own location? Then feel free to give us a call at!

MSK celebrates 225 years!

With exhibitions, art projects, walks, events and more...

Taking the collection outside

The 225th anniversary of the museum was the occasion for a large participatory project with and for the inhabitants of Ghent. You could find the results throughout the year in the city and in the museum galleries.

20220812 MSK Co Gent Opening c Martin Corlazzoli COR03836