Philippe Schott. Collector, artist and patron

From 14.11.23 > 04.02.24

With this capsule exhibition, the Brussels City Museum gives Philippe Schott (1885-1964), an artist, collector and important patron of the arts in Brussels, pride of place!

With the help of a selection of works and objects, you will be able to discover three aspects of the life of this enigmatic figure: his activities as a collector, his importance as a patron of the City of Brussels and life as he spent it at his home in rue du Chêne.

His private museum, just a few steps from Manneken-Pis, displays his eclectic collection, which includes a set of medieval sculptures. In 1961, Mr Schott bequeathed his house and part of his private collection to the City of Brussels with a view to turning it into a museum. After his death, the Schott Museum continued to exist for another 10 years.

The collection was subsequently transferred to the storerooms of the Brussels City Museum. It remains the largest donation the museum has ever received. The collection of more than 150 works by Schott himself, medieval sculptures and numerous archives, is a unique testimony to the life of this man, who played a key role in the renown of Brussels.

Set from the Schott collection