Charlier Museum

The Charlier Museum (French: Musée Charlier) is a museum in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, a neighbourhood of Brussels, exhibiting Belgian art of the end of the 19th century.[1]

One of the rooms

The current museum building was bought by an art collector Henri Van Cutsem in 1890. Van Cutsem hired Victor Horta, a famous architect, to remodel and extend the building. The renovation in the Art Nouveau style was completed in 1893. In 1904, Van Cutsem died and left the house to a sculptor Guillaume Charlier, who died in 1925 and in his will requested that the house and the collection be opened as a public museum. The museum was opened in 1928.[2]

The museum is often used for concerts of classical music.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charlier Museum" (in Dutch). Charlier Museum. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ Jacobs, Nathalie; Coerten, Dominique; De Salle, Jean; De Salle, Robin (2012). The Charlier Museum and Victor Horta. Archives d'Architecture Modern. ISBN 978-2871432647.
  3. ^ "Charlier Museum". Conseil bruxellois des Musées. Archived from the original on 10 July 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

Coordinates: 50°50′51″N 4°22′11″E / 50.8475°N 4.3697°E / 50.8475; 4.3697