Exterior View, Old Saint John's Hospital

Old Saint John's Hospital

  • Bruges
  • BEL

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Old Saint John's Hospital

Interior View, Old Saint John's Hospital

Photo: Sarah Bauwens

Interior view, Old Saint John's Hospital

Interior View, Old Saint John's Hospital

Photo: Sarah Bauwens

Interior View, Old Saint John's Hospital

Interior view, Old Saint John's Hospital

Photo: Sarah Bauwens

Interior view, Old Saint John's Hospital

Dating back to the 12th century, the Sint-Janshospitaal (Old Saint John's Hospital) in Bruges is one of the oldest hospitals in the world. Once a shelter for the sick and the poor, the hospital is now a museum open to the public, boasting an extensive display of medical instruments and archives as well as six masterpieces by Flemish master Hans Memling. These are complemented by a collection of religious paintings and sculptures, silverwork, reliquaries and apothecary pots that reflect 800 years of the institution’s history.

Collection Highlights


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Jacob van Oost the Elder

Mother and Child
Hans_Memling_-_Ursulashrine.jpg

Hans Memling

Ursula shrine
Hans_Memling_-_Sybilla_Sambetha.jpg

Hans Memling

Sybilla Sambetha
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Hans Memling

Right panel from Triptych from Adriaan Reins
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Hans Memling

Right panel from diptych from Maarten van Nieuwenhove
Old Saint John's Hospital : Collection Highlights
Jacob_van_Oost_I_-_Mother_and_Child.jpg

Courtesy of the Sint-Janshospitaal

Jacob van Oost the Elder

Mother and Child, 17th century
Oil on canvas
Hans_Memling_-_Ursulashrine.jpg

Courtesy of the Sint-Janshospitaal

Hans Memling

Ursula shrine, 1482-1489
carved and gilded wood and oil on panel
Hans_Memling_-_Sybilla_Sambetha.jpg

Courtesy of the Sint-Janshospitaal

Hans Memling

Sybilla Sambetha, 1480
Oil on panel
Hans_Memling_-_right_panel_from_Triptych_from_Adriaan_Reins.tif

Reproductiefonds, Courtesy of the Sint-Janshospitaal

Hans Memling

Right panel from Triptych from Adriaan Reins, 1480
Oil on panel
Hans_Memling_-_right_panel_from_diptych_from_Maarten_van_Nieuwenhove.tif

Reproductiefonds, Courtesy of the Sint-Janshospitaal

Hans Memling

Right panel from diptych from Maarten van Nieuwenhove, 1487
Oil on panel

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