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MIAT offers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the museum. Find out more and discover a few of the wonders in our light collection. Collection staff member Michel Delabarre and collector Antoon Devogelaere have selected their most striking, beautiful or extraordinary pieces. In addition, we shed light on this collection’s wealth of posters, advertisements, brochures, product catalogues and commercials. Come and let the collection amaze you, and with a bit of luck, you will see our collection staff at work. In this way, we’re happy to lend insight into their fascinating catalogue work. An important task in any museum, which you don’t often get to see.

Have you got a passion for light, as well, and do you wish to share your knowledge with us? Would you like more information about the collection, or have you got specific questions about a piece in the collection?
Let us know, at or 09 269 42 15

From 1 February until 22 July 2018
at MIAT, Minnemeers 10, Ghent
Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 9 – 5 o’clock | Sat – Sun: 10 – 6 o’clock
Weekends, holidays and school holidays: 10 – 6 o’clock
Closed Wednesdays


A very fine former industrial building in Ghent houses the MIAT, which seamlessly interweaves industry, labour and textilesTwo permanent exhibitions are currently on show.

The cotton mill, which is now home to the MIAT, was once a hive of activity. The former textile workers may have gone but their memories and stories live on in the museum. Volunteers operate the historical printing and textile machines, providing an impressive - if deafening – spectacle!The top floor of the museum affords a magnificent view of the city, including all of Ghent’s main historical buildings.



Interested in a guided tour? You can book using the reservation form online, or by phoning Gentinfo T 09 210 10 75
If you’d like to combine your visit to the MIAT with some sightseeing in Ghent, you’ll find lots of ideas at