The Halle Gate Museum explores bourgeois interiors from 1850-1920

17 November 2017 - 25 November 2018

The "Little Life" exhibition brings the visitor to this lovely, miniature world that beautifully illustrates the daily life of bourgeois society in the middle of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The underlying idea behind these "toy houses" was to educate young girls from wealthy classes in a fun way about their future roles as housekeepers, all while developing their imagination.

For the event, many rare items were gathered: old toys, houses, miniature rooms and other accessories. One of the gems of the exhibition is the miniature house created by electric engineer Jules Charlier for his niece. He went above and beyond to account for the smallest detail. For example, the desk is covered with scaled newspapers wrapped in a band with the name and address of the designer.

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