Refugees

The exhibition The Collection (1), Highlights for a Future is the occasion for a series of conversations about the strongly changing role of museums within communities. In this talk show, attention is paid to our collaborations with refugees.


The museum as a public space for every individual is achieved, among other things, by involving people and artists with a refugee background. S.M.A.K. tries in various ways to show solidarity with this vulnerable group and cooperates with various partners such as vzw Humain, Globe Aroma and Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen. We enter into discussions with various partners.

Practical information:

  • Wednesday 19 June 2019 - 16:00.
  • Admission: museum ticket. Reservation via reservation@smak.be

S.M.A.K. Beweegt - Talk shows

The exhibition The Collection (1), Highlights for a Future is the occasion for a series of conversations about the strongly changing role of museums within communities. Whereas in the past museums mainly worked from an art-historical perspective, attention is now shifting to social relevance and the role that the public plays in this.

In five talk shows, Katleen Vermeulen (Amarant) receives various partners from the S.M.A.K. Beweegt programme, the educational and guide activities. This includes, among other things, the structural effect of S.M.A.K. on projects with prisoners, refugees, people with dementia, young people and children. The talk shows start at 16:00. With the exception of the talk show ‘Prison Drawings’ during the nocturn of Thursday 6 June at 20:00.

  • 22 May 2019 - Education
  • 29 May 2019 - Working with young people
  • 6 June 2019 - Prison Drawings - exceptionnaly at 20:00
  • 19 June 2019 - Refugees
  • 18 September 2019 - Dementia DEMO MEMO