ABOUT PERMEKE MUSEUM
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.
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.
Who is who?
Isabel Van Dael,
corporate vice president
Art Division Academic policy and research
Wendy Van Hoorde,
(on maternity leave until summer 2023)
coordinator/curator Permeke Museum
Conservation and collection management
Barbara de Jong,
head of conservation and collection management
sculpture project Jabbeke - project coordinator
project coordinator & paper restorer "The works of art on paper of Mu.ZEE"
Johan Van Roose,
administrative staff member
(absent until end March 2023)
education staff member
Nina De Bruyne,
reception staff member
reception staff member
head of communications
webmaster and social media
Fundraising & development
head of fundraising & development
Eline De Cloedt,
Building & facility
Maarten Van Colen,
responsible building & facility
Shahida Bi Aziz
Ubah Mohamed Shil
List of members of the Board
Bart Plasschaert (chairman)
Sabine Friederichs (vice-chairwoman)
Jan De Bock
Simon Van Damme
Lieven Van den Abeele
Dirk De Clippeleir
Additional members General Meeting
Chokri Ben Chikha
Mu.ZEE License number : 0825.383.589
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
Patricia de Jaeger
In accordance with the camera law of 21 March 2007 - regulating the placement and use of surveillance cameras.
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