The building

In the Brugse Ommeland area, not far from the coast, lies the house “De Vier Winden” (the four winds), once the home of artist Constant Permeke (1886-1952). The sculpture studio stands apart from the house. He wanted his house to be opened up to the public on his death. This wish was heard by the Province of West Flanders, which bought the whole property and contents in 1956 and set it up as a museum in 1961. The contents included 121 works by Constant Permeke. Work by Pierre Devos, Permeke’s son-in-law, Frits Van den Berghe and Floris Jespers was also part of the estate. Over the years, the collection grew with the addition of works of art by Henri-Louis Permeke, Henri Puvez, Oscar Jespers and Luc Peire. Permekemuseum received a further 18 works from the estate of Beatty, Permeke’s daughter, and two from Pierre Devos. This bequest included early work, primarily valuable for documentary purposes, but also work of a high artistic level, such as work from his English period. His youngest daughter, Thérèse, also donated work to the museum.

Around 80 paintings, almost all of Permeke’s sculptural oeuvre and a considerable number of large drawings are on view in Permeke Museum. The museum very quickly grew into one of the cultural attractions of West Flanders and now holds temporary exhibitions as regularly as clockwork. Permeke Museum is the satellite museum of Mu.ZEE in Ostend.

Permekemuseum tuin

Permeke's garden

Are you looking for a quiet place to relax in one of our art lounge chairs? Are you looking for refreshment or would you like to dream away under the imposing lime and birch trees? Do you want to discover the fauna and flora around the pond? Or do you just want to have a picnic with the family at the place where Permeke and his family spent the summer? Permeke's garden is the perfect place for this!
The Permeke Museum's garden is free of charge during the museum's opening hours.

Read the visitor regulations here

Who is who?


Dominique Savelkoul,

Isabel Van Dael,
corporate vice president

Joost Declercq,
artistic coordinator

Art Division Academic policy and research

Mieke Mels,

Ilse Roosens,

Stefan Huygebaert

Wendy Van Hoorde,
staff member
(on maternity leave until summer 2023)

Inne Gheeraert,
coordinator/curator Permeke Museum

Conservation and collection management

Barbara de Jong,
head of conservation and collection management

Stijn Peeters,
collection registrar

Karolien Withofs

Inneke Schwickert
sculpture project Jabbeke - project coordinator

Kathleen Ribbens
project coordinator & paper restorer "The works of art on paper of Mu.ZEE"

Johan Van Roose,
administrative staff member

Annelies Legein
loan coordinator


Elise Vanhoecke,
education staff member

Nina De Bruyne,
reception staff member

Céline Jar,
reception staff member


Colette Castermans,
head of communications

Inge Busschaert,
webmaster and social media

Fundraising & development

Inge Vekeman,
head of fundraising & development

Administration unit

Bram Bekemans,

Eline De Cloedt,
hr departement

Gerda Balcaen

Lizy Delheye

Nancy Blieck

Building & facility

Maarten Van Colen,
responsible building & facility

Technical team

Eddy Billiau
Luc Hessens
Lorenzo TJaeckx
Ronny Malesys

Maintenance team

Karine Inghelbrecht
Shahida Bi Aziz
Christiaan Laforce
Ubah Mohamed Shil


Heleen Claeys,

Gregory Boite
Library employee


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Administrative Board

List of members of the Board
Bart Plasschaert          (chairman)
Sabine Friederichs           (vice-chairwoman)

André Baert
Jan De Bock
Ann Duflou
Tom Lamont
Jan Loones
Lisa Lust
Margot Neyskens

Independent Directors
Inge Cornillie
Simon Van Damme
Lieven Van den Abeele
Dirk De Clippeleir
Luc Tayart de Borms

Marina Laureys
Martine Meire
Jacques Mertens
Dominique Savelkoul
Isabel Van Dael

Additional members General Meeting
Chokri Ben Chikha
An Fonteyne
Ingrid Denys
Eddy Scheldeman
Sonja Vanhee
Tom Cornelissen
Christian Veroughstraete


Volunteers/audience guides wanted

Mu.ZEE Ostend is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to contribute during the Anna Boch exhibition. This exhibition will run from 1 July 2023 to 5 November 2023. For more info click here. (NL)


Mu.ZEE License number : 0825.383.589

Contact :

Jean-Baptiste Hintjens

Security Manager


Mu.ZEE is affiliated with PSA (Private Security Association).


Team of qualified security agents licensed by internal affairs, reception staff, ticket control, museum staff, public mediators, administrative staff, depot managers

Claudia Jaques
Hilde Brandt
Kim Plasman
Freek Allaert
Patricia de Jaeger
Tessa Mauroo
Herbert Deruwe
Lars Pitteljon
Khoshal Doust
Thomas Billiau
Kurt Lievens

Camera surveillance

In accordance with the camera law of 21 March 2007 - regulating the placement and use of surveillance cameras.

Responsible processing:

Jean-Baptiste Hintjens



Civil liability insurance

Mu.ZEE vzw, 0825.383.589 , is insured against physical or material damage resulting from the performance of its activities with regard to private security.

The injured parties can turn directly to Ethias Insurances
The policy number is 04/11 – 45.252.502