Victor Horta house in Brussels
The Horta Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and work of the Belgian Art Nouveau architect Victor Horta and his time. The museum is housed in Horta's former house and atelier, Maison & Atelier Horta (1898), in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles.
In the splendid Art Nouveau interiors, there is a permanent display of furniture, utensils, and art objects designed by Horta and his contemporaries as well as documents related to his life and time. The museum also organizes temporary exhibitions on topics related to Horta and his art.
Victor Horta, who built it for his own use, inhabited the house from 1901 to 1919. The original inside decoration can still be observed today: mosaics, stained glass windows, furniture, and wall paintings. The museum also contains a collection of furniture drawn by Victor Horta and typical of Art Nouveau at its best. It also shows old photographs, scale models, casts, and plans explaining the work of the architect. The building is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta.