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WHAT'S ON

THE NEW HOUSE OF ALIJN

The House of Alijn reopened on 16.12.2017. We give the visitors the first months the opportunity to completely dive into the new House of Alijn! 

The new House of Alijn explores customs, traditions and rituals from the recent and distant past. From your first baby photos to your first heartbreak, from playing marbles in the playground to enjoying your yearly summer holidays, and from celebrating your retirement to parting with loved ones. How we deal with these moments and emotions evolves over time, both personally and universally.

EXHIBITION 'SMOKE'

18th October 2018 – 22nd April 2019

The pungent scent of cigars, pipes dangling from mouths, colourful cigarette billboards sprucing up the street. All familiar memories that now seem strange in the context of today’s society. The Zeitgeist is no longer in the favour of smokers. The smoking ban has made it so that it’s hard to find a place where it’s still permitted to light up. Still, tobacco products remain in high demand, holding an unquestionable appeal to many. Behind today’s cigarette lies a fascinating history. The exhibition ROOK (‘SMOKE’) offers an insight into the change in mentality surrounding smoking and shows how and why we have come to see the activity differently. The many selected photos, home movies and objects in the exhibition bear witness to the significance of smoking in our daily lives, both now and in the past. 


NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS

8 museums in Gent open their doors to the general public. Experience a wonderful night out amidst the finest collections, beautiful expositions and special activities of our museums

6 December 2018, 18:00 - 01:00

House of Alijn

We're expecting a VIP! Saint Nico and his helper Tine are coming to visit the exhibition SMOKE.

The pungent scent of cigars, pipes dangling from mouths, colourful cigarette billboards sprucing up the street. All familiar memories that now seem strange in the context of today’s society. The exhibition SMOKE offers an insight into the change in mentality surrounding smoking and shows how and why we have come to see the activity differently. The many selected photos, home movies and objects in the exhibition bear witness to the significance of smoking in our daily lives, both now and in the past.  

18:00 – 01:00: An evening of smokey eyes, smoking hits and the cocktails that go along with them. Join us in our lounge and in the courtyard! The exhibition ROOK can be viewed in the museum. And don't forget to check out the new and improved permanent presentation!
Starts at 20:00: Silent disco by FONKEL; 5 hours of danceable beats provided by 3 different DJs!

Free entrance 

More info about the night and the other museums.

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20181018 Av Expo Rook Web C Michiel Devijver 31
20171207 Av Museumnacht Hva Web C Michiel Devijver 31