Heritage Day explores the meaning of home with over 900 free activities

This Sunday, Heritage Day offers more than 900 free activities throughout Flanders and Brussels exploring the meaning of home

Heritage Day takes place on 21 April from 10.00 to 18.00. FARO, the Flemish support centre for cultural heritage, has organised this edition focusing on the theme of Home. The event asks what home is and was.

"Home is a theme that the hundreds of enthusiastic Heritage Day organisers can take in all directions," said Olga Van Oost, director general of FARO. "It captures the imagination, both in its everydayness and in its uniqueness. The programme is bursting with creative, playful and heartwarming activities."

There will be opportunities to get to know Flemish cities and municipalities by visiting their archives, workshops, libraries, museums and theatres.

The exhibition The Room of Franske at the Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent explores the concept of home inside and outside the walls of psychiatry. Leuven offers a tour of notorious former squatted buildings that were the city's hotbeds of activism and counter-culture.

The work of photographer Koen Degroote, who travelled along the E17 motorway to capture the lives of truck drivers, is on display at the Van der Valk restaurant and hotel in Nazareth. At the Abbey of Sint-Truiden, you can see and hear the memories of the first wave of migrants in the fruit sector in and around the city.

The full programme and an interactive map of activities can be found on the Erfgoeddag website or on the Heritage App.



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