What is S.M.A.K.? What is a museum?

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A museum is a building where works of art are kept and displayed. In 1957, the Association for the Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in Ghent. This association brought together a group of people who loved contemporary art and collected works of art. There was no museum or museum building back then. The artworks were displayed in the Museum of Fine Arts. It was only in 1999 that S.M.A.K., the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art opened its doors in the current museum building.

Now you can become a member of the Friends of S.M.A.K. yourself. You can attend guided tours and lectures, help build up the collection and help push for a bigger museum.

Become a Friend of S.M.A.K.
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