East Flemish museums have a (temporary) extra work of art, and there is a good reason for this (Ghent)

East Flemish museums have a (temporary) extra work of art, and there is a good reason for this (Ghent)
East Flemish museums have a (temporary) extra work of art, and there is a good reason for this (Ghent)
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The work is in many East Flemish museums, including the Mudel (in Deinze). — © IF

Ghent

Some Ghent and other East Flemish museums have added a temporary work of art. The striking pillar was placed there by Pleegzorg Oost-Vlaanderen, which is looking for candidate foster families.

The SMAK, the Industry Museum, the House of Alijn, … In many Ghent museums these days you will find a work of art designed by illustrator Chrostin. You will see dozens of diverse families: straight couples, singles, LGBTQI+ couples, and many more.

The message? “Anyone can become a foster carer,” says Lien Grimonprez of Pleegzorg Oost-Vlaanderen. “A great diversity of foster families is even needed. This way, the more than 270 children, young people and adults on our waiting list will find a family that suits them.”

The interactive artwork invites you to find a match between foster child and family. “In this way, visitors not only discover the art in the museum,” says Grimonprez, “but they create one of a different kind: a home for everyone waiting for a place.” The work of art is not only in museums in Ghent, but in art houses throughout Flanders.

Anyone interested in becoming a foster family can request an information package via the website vluchtzorg.be or register for an information session without obligation.

READ ALSO. Walter and Marianne already raised almost 60 children, in ‘Families XXL’ they explain how: “Dinner is almost like at a restaurant”

The article is in Dutch

Belgium

Tags: East Flemish museums temporary extra work art good reason Ghent

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