The Ghent University Museum Fund

GUM - Gents Universitair MuseumSince October 2020, Ghent has acquired a new museum. The brand new Ghent University Museum (GUM) is right in the middle of the Ghent Botanical Gardens, just around the corner from two other museums: MSK Ghent and SMAK. GUM is a museum about science, research and critical thinking, where visitors can discover how research is a process of falling down and getting up again, of hesitation, and imagination. Through the Ghent University Museum Fund, the University wants to support the operation of GUM. 

Want to make a donation to the GUM Fund?

Your donation to the GUM Fund goes towards the running costs, investment and staff budget of GUM. 

I would like to donate online

We gratefully welcome donations to the GUM Fund – you can also donate via bank transfer to account number: BE26 3900 9658 0329, including the message "GUM Fund" or "CA_899". Your gift is tax deductible starting from €40 per year.

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Background information

The GUM Fund was established in 2020 by Dr. Marjan Doom (Director of GUM), Professor Freddy Mortier (Director of Academic Heritage and Archives) and Jeroen Vanden Berghe (Chief Logistics Administrator, Ghent University) following the opening of the new Ghent University Museum.


The aim of the GUM Fund is to provide financial support for the running and investments to support the Ghent University Museum. This can include the following fields:

  • The acquisition, management and restoration of items in the collection;
  • The general running of the museum;
  • Temporary exhibition projects;
  • Research and teaching projects;
  • Specific initiatives related to participation, inclusion, diversity and education.

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Contact us

Do you have questions about this or any of the other Ghent University funds? Please get in touch and we will be happy to assist you. 

University Fund of Ghent University
Wim Van der Planken
+32 9 264 33 84