Horta Museum

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Horta Museum
Musée Horta/Hortamuseum
General information
Architectural styleArt Nouveau
LocationBrussels, Belgium
Coordinates50°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 started1898
ClientVictor Horta
Design and construction
ArchitectVictor Horta
Official nameMajor Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Criteriai, ii, iv
Designated2000 (24th session)
Reference no.1005
State Party Belgium
RegionEurope 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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