Paul & Cie

26 April 2009 - 16 August 2009

This year’s theme of Erfgoeddag is friendship. This was the inspiration for the Castle of Gaasbeek to develop the exhibition Paul & Cie. Oriental traces in Gaasbeek, centered on Paul Arconati (1754-1821).

He was one of the most eccentric inhabitants of the castle, who had a... 

Castles in the air

11 September 2009 - 15 November 2009

In the latter days of the Romantic period, Gaasbeek Castle was transformed by the intriguing Marquise Arconati Visconti into a fairytale castle in a revival style. This extreme restoration was a perfect example of an architectural trend. With an imaginative admiration for a distant and idealised ...