Facilitating the future of the Kortrijk city museums
The Stedelijk Musea Kortrijk - formed of the Groeninge Museum and the Broel Museum - have for some time been exploring the options to ensure that the Kortrijk museums and their collections stay relevant after the closure of the Broel Museum. A first exploratory foray under the title MuseumX resulted in a project definition and design proposals for a Kortrijk city museum. However, the results were not convincing. As a result, the Board of Directors decided in the spring of 2017 to go back to the drawing board and bring in external expertise. With the support of IDEA Consult, a guideline note for the future of the city museums on the site of the Groeninge Abbey is currently on the table. The recommendations received an enthusiastic 'go' from the city council. They are currently undergoing a further feasibility study in terms of policy and the outline concept is also being fleshed out.