The Ghent photographer Edmond Sacré (1851-1921) left behind a very diverse oeuvre of portraits (individuals and groups), landscapes, streetscapes and shots of buildings and events.
His photographs show how Ghent was transformed around the turn of the century. In the city centre whole rows of houses were demolished to make way for new streets and squares and to free up historic monuments. Encroaching urbanization destroyed the rural character of the outskirts.
In this project the relationship between images of the city and change is examined by means of Sacré's photographs.
We recognize people by their silhouette, cities by their skyline. This exhibition challenges our often all too cursory glance at a city. STAM, in association with Museum Rotterdam.
Feel free to touch! A fun children’s trail that leads through every room in the museum. Children become merchants, craftspeople, architects or city trippers and participate in city life. They sell cloth, make coats of arms, face façades and work out routes.
STAM turned ten last year... time for a make-over for the permanent exhibition! Since the end of 2020 you can stroll through the new Story of Ghent.
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