Museum Dr. Guislain
Jozef Guislainstraat 43, Ghent, Belgium
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Psychiatric patients in a museum... or is the museum in a psyciatric hospital? May 27, 2009
This museum is about the psychiatric history and shows art made by psychiatric patients who are in hospital at the moment or have recently been in hospital with psychiatric problems.
When entering the complex you'll be able to find information and see the historical part at the right. Here is an information centre with books about psychiatrie and more.
In the museum they'll show you how psychiatrie has evolved from locking up ''idiots'' into a form of science in a hospital setting. A small part of the museum shows wax models, drawings and more about deseases and more.
On the other side of the court yard you'll find a modern day part of the museum, with art made by current and former patients of this hospital. The exhibitions are temporarily.
Part of the Flanders May 2009 travel blog
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