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MUSÉE COMME CHEZ SOI V & VI - 12 & 13.12.2020


On 12 and 13 December, 13 neighbours once again welcomed a work of art in their homes, defying the doom and gloom of the current health crisis to bring some culture to their neighbourhood. This time, they virtually shared their discoveries with the public.


> the interactive map
> facebook
> Instagram

(Re)watch the Facebook Live of the 13th December.
To relive the highlights of this special edition: the special edition report.

The goals of "Musée comme chez soi" are to create a link between the museum and its neighbourhood, to encourage meetings between its neighbours and to enrich the perceptions of works of art, which have sometimes spent a long time in the storerooms. After the postponement of the 5th edition, which was initially planned for last June, the second lockdown caused the prospective hosts and organisers to rethink the event, so that this project of sharing and warmth could continue despite health restrictions.

Last 12 and 13 December, a dual edition involving 12 homes from the Van Aa and Goffart-Viaduc neighbourhoods in Ixelles was in a hybrid form organised, allowing neighbours to continue to enjoy a unique experience with a work of art at home, while sharing it virtually and safely with the public. 

Despite the fact that previous editions saw locals welcome up to 300 people in their homes to see their work of art, this year, the public was remotely invited by the hosts to discuss, draw or even take on challenges inspired by their favourite works of art. Several virtual events were schedulded and a web platform created for the occasion ( allowed the public to find the participants and their works of art on an interactive virtual map. This was accompanied by the list of activities proposed by the hosts.

This map is still available : do not hesitate to take a look to discover a little of the unique atmosphere of Musée comme chez soi. 

For example, Aneta, François and their son Baudouin, were charmed by the little sweeper by the artist Suzanne Cocq (Boondael, 1927) and suggested redrawing it as a family. Another neighbour, Claire, chose a Lismonde work (Signes 65, 1965) as a pretext to a zigzag in our imagination. She asked us to consider this very relevant question at this time : "How do you interpret this world"?

Every weekend, the museum Facebook and Instagram pages have teemed with photos, videos, entertainment, games and challenges designed for the occasion. A Facebook Live event was organised on Sunday at 8pm as a festive end to the weekend, bringing together all the participants, while allowing the public to speak to the hosts. Click here to watch it again.

> See all pictures of the first edition.

A project by the Museum of Ixelles and Patrimoine à Roulettes. Supported by the Brussels-Capital Region and the Municipality of Ixelles, within the framework of the Athénée Sustainable District Contract.



The Musée comme chez soi project has been very successful with the public and the press. It has also received widespread acclaim from cultural observers and critics. It received the 2019 aKCess award from Prométhéa, as well as the award for innovative cultural practice in Belgium in 2018 from Ligue des Usagers culturels (L.U.C.).


A movie by Aurélia Pfend
52 minutes - vo fr - 16/9 - Color – 2018
Production : CVB, Patrimoine à roulettes, BX1



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