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Media. Last updated 1st June 2002 / 24th August
The Museum is situated in an old
16-17th century Dominican convent in Douai town
Museum in old
The museum is housed in a convent built in 1559 and
extended in the 17th century.
It was damaged in two world wars, and needed much repair
and restoration after being partly destroyed in a bombing
raid in 1944, when parts of the collections were lost in the
Like most French museums, it was established with artworks
siezed from churches and monasteries. These include some
medieval Gothic masterpieces, including two paintings by the
Douaisien Jean Bellegambe.
The collection has been much diversified by later
Jean Bellegambe: "la
Vierge protectrice des Cisterciens"
The gallery is an ideal setting for the Chartreuse Museum's
collection of medieval religious art works.
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Location: Musée de la
130 rue des Chartreuse, 59500 DOUAI
Museum Information/ reservations:
Tel: 00 33 3 27 87 17 82