Jette

Jette is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Dutch-speaking university of Brussels has built its hospital and medical campus in Jette, while its other buildings are in the so-called Etterbeek campus actually...

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Jette

Jette is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. The Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Dutch-speaking university of Brussels has built its hospital and medical campus in Jette, while its other buildings are in the so-called Etterbeek campus actually located in Ixelles/Elsene.

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René Magritte Museum

René Magritte Museum is a museum at Rue Esseghem in Jette, a municipality in Brussels, devoted to the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. The museum is located in the house where Magritte lived and worked for 24 years, between 1930 and 1954.

The ground floor of the house there is an apartment where Magritte and his wife Georgette lived, whereas the first and the second floors display the biographical exposition. Magritte and his wife moved in 1954 to a bigger apartment in Schaerbeek, which, as they thought, was in better agreement with their social status. The testament of Magritte's wife, however, indicated that the house in Jette is the most important for the biography of Magritte. In 1993, André Garitte, an art collector and a fan of Belgian surrealisme, bought the house, restored it, and in 1998, celebrating 100 years of Magritte, the museum was open to the public. In 2009, the museum reopened after an extensive restoration

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