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The museum

Design is everywhere. 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.

Design encompasses so much more than form and function. It is a reflection of a prevailing zeitgeist. The object teaches us more about culture and technology, ecology, politics, mobility or gender. As such, every object in our collection is like a multi-layered snapshot, full of fascinating stories.

But we are more than just a museum. Design Museum Gent wants to be a place where people who love design can meet. A place for makers and users. We want to strengthen Belgian design culture and highlight major themes in our society, including sustainability, mobility and smart technology. We also examine which role design could play in the future.

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