The Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, located on the River Lys near the village of Deurle, was founded by the couple Jules and Irma Dhondt-Dhaenens. In 1967, they commissioned architect Eric Biervliet to realize a modernist building in the vicinity of their own home. The museum was meant to house their private collection while also being a place where various cultural and artistic activities could be held. Since 2005, with the arrival of Joost Declercq as museum director, a two track approach has been adopted: the museum operations include both the research and presentation of modern art of the twentieth century and a function as contemporary art centre. The key concerns of the past have been retained: respect for the wishes of the founders and using the specificity of the buildings and the location of the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens as the basis of all activities.
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