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 Permekemuseum. The museum very quickly grew into one of the cultural attractions of West Flanders and now holds temporary exhibitions as regularly as clockwork. Permekemuseum 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,
director ad interim 

Isabel Van Dael,
corporate vice president

Art Division Academic policy and research

Mieke Mels,

Ilse Roosens,

Wendy Van Hoorde,
staff member

Conservation and collection management

Barbara de Jong,
head of conservation and collection management

Stijn Peeters,
collection registrar

Johan Van Roose,
administrative staff member

Huguette Devriendt,
administrative staff member


Inne Gheeraert,
head of public activities

Elise Vanhoecke,
education staff member

Nina De Bruyne,
reception staff member


Colette Castermans,
head of communications

Inge Busschaert,
press officer and webmaster

Patrick Vereecke
depot management

Administration unit

Bram Bekemans,

Eline De Cloedt,
hr departement

Gerda Balcaen Gerda.Balcaen@muzee.be

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,


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Executive Board

List of members of the Board
Kristof Janssens              (chairman)
Sabine Friederichs           (vice-chairman)
Bart Plasschaert              
Bjorn Anseeuw
André Baert
Jan Loones        
Marina Laureys        
Marleen De Mulder
Sonja Vanhee   
Ann Duflou
Pascal Martin 
Jan De Bock      
Meri Kostanyan 

Jacques Mertens            
Martine Meire 
Dominique Savelkoul   
Isabel Van Dael


There are currently no vacancies

At this moment we have no vacancies.
If you would like to apply anyway, please send your CV with a motivation letter to vacatures@muzee.be.


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