In 2020, Ghent is demonstrating that Van Eyck is still making his mark on the city. Indeed, the Ghent Altarpiece is more than merely a piece of world heritage. It is a living icon that continues to fascinate and inspire.

Van Eyck’s heritage courses through the city, and generation after generation he continues to inspire new masters who will proudly take their place in the limelight in 2020. More than seventy Ghentish creators have agreed to create a product or design inspired by the Ghent Altarpiece. Each and every one of them a passionate artisan who, just like Jan Van Eyck in the fifteenth century, are keeping artisanal mastery alive with the utmost care, knowledge, and patience.

The Van Eyck creators practice a broad range of crafts, leading to a great diversity of unique products: jewellery, hats, floral arrangements, beer, rugs, shawls, handbags, ceramics, glassware… The variety on offer is tremendous.

Their exclusive products will be offered for sale in the council cellar underneath the Belfry as of fall of 2019. The shop is run in conjunction with Stadswinkel and Historische Huizen Gent. In addition to a unique concept store, the council cellar is also slated to become the meeting point for the year themed OMG! Van Eyck was here. This location will be the starting point for a number of activities, and visitors can find the information they need here.