On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of STAM, city museum of Ghent, the permanent exhibition ‘The story of Ghent’ has undergone a total make-over.
In the new exhibition, you can see and feel the city grow and change its shape. You discover unique objects, percaments abdicates, enterprising women, rebels in love and selfish benefactors from the middle ages to the present. You travel back in history and experience the metamorphosis of Ghent in ‘fast forward’. You go successively from the origins of the city, to a medieval metropolis, to a resilient and finally an uninhibited city. The museum is like a real time machine. As a visitor, you can press the ‘pause-button’ whenever you like in order to contemplate unique and impressive collection pieces. Eye-catchers are the wireframes of Sint-Baafs abbey and the gravestone. You will also be informed by wall-to-wall old maps and digital animations.
Photography: Phile Deprez