Horta Museum

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Horta Museum
Musée Horta/Hortamuseum
General information
Architectural style Art Nouveau
Location Brussels, Belgium
Coordinates 50°49′27″N 4°21′17″E / 50.82417°N 4.35472°E / 50.82417; 4.35472Coordinates: 50°49′27″N 4°21′17″E / 50.82417°N 4.35472°E / 50.82417; 4.35472
Construction started 1898
Completed 1901
Client Victor Horta
Design and construction
Architect Victor Horta
Official name Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv
Designated 2000 (24th session)
Reference no. 1005
State Party  Belgium
Region Europe and North America

The Horta Museum (French: Musée Horta, Dutch: Hortamuseum) is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta and his time. The museum is housed in Horta's former house and atelier, Maison & Atelier Horta (1898), in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles. Housed in the Art Nouveau interiors is a permanent display of furniture, utensils and art objects designed by Horta and his contemporaries as well as documents related to his life and time. The museum also organises temporary exhibitions on topics related to Horta and his art. The building is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the major town houses of Victor Horta in Brussels.



The UNESCO commission recognized the Horta Museum as UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

An extensive restoration project was completed in 2013. In 2014 it won the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award. [1][2]

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Further reading[edit]

Aubry, Françoise (2001). The Horta Museum, Saint-Gilles, Brussels. Gent: Ludion. OCLC 50212858. 

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