Museum Night Ghent

During Museum Night on Thursday 5 December, ten museums open their doors free of charge after sunset. Go on an unforgettable nightly journey through Ghent to explore the permanent and latest exhibitions. The museums present an atmospheric programme full of performances, challenging assignments, music, street food and other surprises. Enable your (grand)children to enjoy Kids Museum Night in STAM – Ghent City Museum between 4 pm and 8 pm. Be sure to keep an eye on the Museum Night Facebook page for more information!

Where? Design Museum Gent,  S.M.A.K., Dr. Guislain Museum, The House of Alijn, Museum of Industrie, MSK, STAM, St Peter’s Abbey, The World of Kina and Kunsthal Gent
When? Thursday 5 December 2019 from 6pm till 1am.
How to get there? On foot, by bike or by public transport.
What does it cost? The museums are completely free.
KIids museum night?  From 4pm till  8pm  STAM - the city museum of Ghent- invites all children and their (grand)parents to an exciting Museum Night for Children.
Afterparty? AmuseeVous invites you to the afterparty at Charlatan (Vlasmarkt 6) from 11pm till 4am. Tickets: presale: 5 euro, at the location: 7 euro (sale starts on the 5th of November)

PROGRAMME

KIDS MUSEUM NIGHT - STAM
4pm - 8pm

Do you know what is hidden in the ground under your feet? What structures, animals and other creatures have made their home of the underground? Pack a flashlight and come explore with us! On Museum Night for Children, you can become an expert and earn a badge! Open from 4pm ‘till 8pm, you can meet the animals who live underground by Studio ORKA and play Human Whack-a-mole. Hungry? You will love our potatoes! PS: the floor is lava
Info: STAMUnderground
Adresse: Bijlokesite, Godshuizenlaan 2

Design Museum Gent Off the grid
On an evening like Museum Night all you seem to do is bump into people. The only personal space you have is demarcated by your clothes. In the margin of our graphic design exhibition Off the Grid, the print collective Topo Copy zoomed in on interesting patterns and fabrics in the crowd, which it captured with scans and photos. These images were then superimposed over each other, using two-colour printing presses. The combination of patterns and fabrics creates new clashes and collisions.
Info: Design Museum GentOff the Grid
Adreses: Jan Breydelstraat 5

STAM - We’re going deeper underground
Do you know what is hidden in the ground under your feet? What structures, animals and other creatures have made their home of the underground? Pack a flashlight and come explore with us! On Museum Night for Children, you can become an expert and earn a badge! Open from 16h ‘till 20h, you can meet the animals who live underground by Studio ORKA and play Human Whack-a-mole. Hungry? You will love our potatoes! PS: the floor is lava

Info: STAMUnderground
Adresse: Bijlokesite, Godshuizenlaan 2

St Peter's Abbey - Circle of Life
The photographer and documentary maker Lieve Blancquaert spent ten years capturing births, marriages and funerals around the world. Circle of Life, a survey of her work, marks the final chapter in this global quest. During Museum Night we open our doors for an unforgettable journey around the world along traditions, rituals and customs. A story about what unites us, or sets us apart. And if you want to practise your ‘Yes, I do’, join us at our Las Vegas wedding setting. Stop for a drink or a bite in our cosy cloister after your visit.
Info: St.Peter's Abbey, Circle of Life
Adresse: Sint-Pietersplein 9

MSK -  MSK under the spell of Van Eyck
The Museum of Fine Arts Ghent is already looking ahead to 2020 and the largest Van Eyck exhibition ever. Take a seat in our photo booth next to Elisabeth Borluut and the music-making angel and become a part of the ‘Ghent Altarpiece’! Our youth crew Schoonvolk! will provide the right attributes and is already lifting a tip off the veil of their Van Eyck program. In the restoration studio, you can view the almost completely restored central panel of the Ghent Altarpiece. Moreover you can admire some of the highlights from our permanent collection for free.
Info: MSKVan Eyck 2020
Adresse: Fernand Scribedreef 1

S.M.A.K. beTHere (in noWHere)
Be surprised by the work of Romanian artist Ciprian Muresan, see how Ronny Delrue enters into a dialogue with five artists from around the world, discover the ‘noWHere places’ in ‘From the Collection’ and watch the films by Nashashibi/Skaer, an internationally renowned artistic duo. Design your own flag via an app in the entrance hall and enjoy the jazz combo REEDS & DEEDS, Citadelic Jazz, paying tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk. So come on down! Because there’ll be a DJ in the foyer to add the music to museum night. Whoop whoop!
Info: S.M.A.K.
Adresse: Jan Hoetplein 1

Museum of Industry The Museum of Industry plunges into the night
Come and explore the exhibitions in the dark hours of night to the rhythm of thudding machinery. Stimulate your creative brain cells in the Tinker Studio and dive right into our buzzing, brand new printing department. Print is not dead. And you are going to keep it alive. In return, the Museum of Industry will give you butterflies in your stomach. So step inside the living history of the old cotton factory and get ready for a sensational dive into an unforgettable night-time adventure…
Info: Museum of Industry
Adresse: Minnemeers 10

House of Alijn MY MILITARY SERVICE: Welcome to Alijn barracks
Visit the exhibition MY MILITARY SERVICE and then move on to the barracks. See the army doctor for a medical, carry out the drill instructor's orders, take watch and do various jobs. Come in army uniform and get immediate promotion. Or go to the military barber - the clippers are waiting. From 10.00 p.m., DJ Stefaan De Winter will provide the beats and marching music. The canteen is open all evening! Ism cirQ
Info: House of Alijn
Adresse: Kraanlei 65

Kunsthal Gent new Museum Night stop
Kunsthal Gent is a new stop in Museum Night 2019! On show is La Fabrique d'un Single screen by renowned Belgian artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx. And especially for the occasion, buren, Bebe Books and Other Women's Flowers triple up to organise a second edition of Wear Your Words. After the first wonderful night in Vooruit they take a second turn in Kunsthal with an evening where clothes and words come together. Everyone is welcome to play with texts and T-shirts, socks or any piece of clothing you'd like to give a voice to. The continuous performance Thunderclap by Amy Suo Wu will accompany us during the evening, and we'll top up the night with T-shirt Conversations and a dress-up party by buren.
Info: Kunsthal Gent 
Adresse: Lange Steenstraat 14

The world of Kina
In het natuurmuseum is er op Museumnacht ruimte voor klassieke muziek met een hoek af. Laat je meenemen doorheen een liedcyclus over de relatie tussen mens en dier. Dierenverhalen komen tot leven in gloednieuwe muzikale composities met zelfgeschreven Nederlandse teksten. Knappe videoprojecties ondersteunen de liederen. De liedcyclus wordt gespeeld van 20u30 tot 21u45 en van 22u15 tot 23u15.
Info: The world of Kina
Adresse: Sint-Pietersplein 14

Museum Dr. Guislain  – Museum Night Unhinged
Discover the new exhibition of the Dr. Guislain Museum. Besides a visit to Unhinged and Underexposed, you will enter the hall of mirrors of the distorted note, the wild universe of expression and unfiltered sound. Project Z honours the loved and unloved music of exceptional artists. Prepare yourself for a night filled with musical surprises from, among others, Babenko, Pawlowski and De Wachter.
Info: Museum Dr. Guislain
Adresse: Jozef Guislainstraat 43