Frequently asked questions
Design Museum Gent is closed. The museum is getting a new wing and a complete renovation. By 2026, all the buildings will be seamlessly connected and there will be extra space for exhibitions, workshops, events, a museum café, proper sanitary facilities and an elevator.
How long will the museum close during the construction of DING?
The museum has closed its doors to the public on 7 March 2022. The grand opening of the renovated museum is planned for 2026. We will use the interim period, amongst other things, to further digitise our collections and develop a new collection presentation and website. During the closure period we will be programming extramural activities. We intend to collaborate with other museums, educational institutions and partners and exhibit our collections at other institutions. Read all about it on our page about DING.
Can I borrow books from your library?
Yes, you can at the Kunstenbibliotheek (Arts Library), which combines the collections of Design Museum Gent, STAM, S.M.A.K., KASK and Gentse Gidsen under one roof at the Bijloke campus. The Kunstenbibliotheek specialises in visual arts with a focus on contemporary art, design, Ghent and urban life. The Kunstenbibliotheek welcomes everyone during its opening hours. For further information visit our services page.
Can I consult your archives?
You can. For further information visit our services page.
Can I ask a question about your collection or about design?
For questions concerning the content of the collection or for other advice, please contact Eva Van Regenmortel at firstname.lastname@example.org. We make no claims regarding the financial value of design objects.
Can I donate objects to the museum?
Are you considering donating an object to the museum? If so, please contact Eva Van Regenmortel and provide us with photographs and information concerning the context of the piece.