Museum Dr. Guislain aims to use its unique past and setting, where the first psychiatric institution in Belgium was founded, to conduct a debate on “what is normal, what is abnormal and how a society deals with this” in a multifaceted and contemporary manner. The permanent collection of the Museum Dr. Guislain consists of three components. The first component is the history of psychiatry, the second is the photographic collection with photographs from 1860 to the present day, and the third is the collection of outsider art. This has evolved from a modest collection with work by people with a psychological disorder into a highly extensive collection with works by artists that each approach art from a “different” perspective. There are also guided tours for people with dementia.


Jozef Guislainstraat 43
9000 Ghent


+32 (0)9 398 69 50
+32 (0)477 48 56 82

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