In the medieval cellar we installed a modern fry shop where you can eat the best real Belgian fries. Welcome to Chat Belgium, the list of Chat Hour members in Belgium.
Holding K98 is a “verzameling watermerken”- a collection of medieval watermarks beginning in 1386 and ending around 1500.
The watermarks come from the Abbey of Saint Bavo’s in Gent, a prominent and powerful abbey within the medieval city.
Bavo’s were misguided in their attempt to coherently construct a means of dating their earlier documents.
We know the monks were not papermakers themselves, so they did not have access to the wire frames with watermark outlines.
Here you can see a few Peruvian huacos in the shape of potatoes. The growing of the potato, its composition, the world production, the diseases and the Colorado beetle, all that can be seen in this room.
From there a staircase will lead you to the 1st floor, where a movie shows how the potato is grown and then harvested and made into a fry.The building housing the museum is a very nice building dating back to the 14th century. Our museum project not only lead to the cleaning of the front, but we also improved the inside. Here is explained the long journey of the potato, starting in Peru, then to Chili, to the Canary Islands and so to Spain.And thanks to the existence of the museum, the building itself can now also be visited. Een origineel boek van Parmentier verwelkomt U The story of how Parmentier made the potato being consumed in France, and some of his books on the potato are shown here.The watermark is not a modern innovation, nor was it created to prevent counterfeiting.It was a medieval creation, one used primarily to show the maker of the paper, but also the place in which the paper was made, and (less often) when the paper was made.We had the same question in mind when we first started the museum.