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Last chance to visit the temporary exhibition 'Alexander Dumarey. Cathedrals of industry'.
 

ALEXANDER DUMAREY. CATHEDRALS OF INDUSTRY

24/04/2021 - 26/09/2021

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What: temporary exhibition

When: from April 24 till September 26, 2021

Where: Museum of Industry

Price: included in the admission to the museum

 

Please note, due to corona measures, the number of visitors is limited. Book the day and time of your museum visit in advance to be sure of your visit.

 

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Photographer Alexander Dumarey has explored the Museum of Industry’s photographic collection and has taken new pictures of former textile factories in Ghent. In this photographic exhibition, black-and-white photographs from the past enter into a dialogue with contemporary colour pictures. Have the impressive industrial buildings withstood the test of time? Have they been demolished? Repurposed? Or are they still in a dilapidated state?

The photographic exhibition displays 30 pairs of pictures of former textile factories in Ghent, comparing their past and current situation. Some sites have changed beyond recognition, others hardly at all. Discover the textile giants from Ghent’s glorious past, its cathedrals of industry.

Cathedrals of Industry
Cathedrals of industry
ABOUT ALEXANDER DUMAREY

Photographer Alexander Dumarey works for VRT NWS, where he has contributed to series such as 'Markante plekken' (remarkable spots) and 'Op reis met Vlaamse meesters' (tips with Flemish masters). The passage of time is a common thread in his work. History, change and traces of the past are recurring themes. It is therefore not difficult to see the link with the Museum of Industry, which takes visitors on a journey to Ghent’s industrial past.

FREE FAMILY TOUR

Follow in the photographer’s footsteps and explore Ghent’s industrial heritage. Pick up a free activity booklet from the ticket counter and use it to navigate through the exhibition. For families with children aged 6 and above.

Family tour
Family tour
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