Hof van Busleyden launches museum podcasts

Hof van Busleyden launches museum podcasts

A classicist talks about the rebirth of the Hof van Busleyden, a musician translates Burgundian life into music and a psychiatrist connects past and present.

Don't call the museum podcasts ordinary audio tours, but rather an enlarged view of the museum through the eyes of idiosyncratic storytellers Patrick De Rynck, Jurgen De bruyn and Dirk de Wachter, in an audio direction by the young radio producers Wederik De Backer and Lucas Derycke.

Until the beginning of next year, visitors can try out these podcasts for free on the devices in the museum.

New version of the ErfgoedApp for rental and loan devices

A version of ErfgoedApp specifically for hire and loan has been prepared especially for, and with the support of, the Court of Busleyden. This version is even simpler than the 'normal' version which you can download freely. You can choose from only two buttons, because you do not have to select a tour. The decision not to rely solely on the principleof 'Bring your own device', whereby visitors use their own device during their visit to the museum, was also inspired by Hof van Busleyden's intention of making the museum visit as simple and inclusive as possible. The new version 'ErfgoedApp offline' is now also available for other users of the ErfgoedApp and can be obtained via FARO.


Because the museum wants to tell a number of stories in each room, Hof van Busleyden chose to work with Heritage Beacons. One or more beacons were installed in each room, depending on the size of the room. About forty beacons ensure that each location automatically receives the stories via the close-by function of the ErfgoedApp. This installation will also serve as an example for similar installations in other museums. Thanks to the fixed beacons, new stories can easily be added in the future.