01/11/2013 - permanent
After a thorough update, our permanent collection of outsider art has been completely renewed. In addition to the works from our own collection, we also feature a large selection of works from the internationally acclaimed De Stadshof Collection.
Outsider art denotes the spontaneous and unconventional art by artists who often work outside of the professional art world or operate on the fringes of society. They can be psychiatric patients, mentally challenged persons, people who live isolated lives and who struggle to find a place in society as well as playful creative souls who boldly go their own way in their art.
War and Trauma
11/01/2013 - 06/30/2014
In cooperation with In Flanders Fields Museum, Ypres
How were injured soldiers care of at the front taken during World War I? Who did this? How were the victims evacuated? What happened with the soldiers with shellshock? Were they cowards, male hysterics or were they truly traumatised?
On the eve of the major commemorations of World War I, the double exhibition War and trauma clarifies that the focus, also a hundred years on, should be on the fate of the people. The In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres deals with the organisation of general medical care at the front during World War I. The Dr Guislain Museum in Ghent zooms in on several conflicts during the 20th century, but with an emphasis on a specific medical branch, psychiatry.