mental health

a history

Gent (Belgium) is the hometown of Museum Dr. Guislain, an international reference on the history of mental health.

The unique exhibition plays a pioneering role in questioning and removing misunderstandings and prejudice with regard to brain disorders. The collection calls into question the border between the normal and the abnormal, points out the social and cultural aspects of mental healthcare and it sheds light on neuroscientific developments.

This Virtual Tour is an emancipatory educational project that sheds light on the specific nature of brain disorders and the need for social recognition and medical solutions.

Discover some of the museum's masterpieces and contemplate on the chains that still need to be broken in the care of people with mental illnesses. more