Find out more about BKRK Bread

Find out more about BKRK Bread

Since this weekend you can discover everything about the craftsmanship of bread in the yard of the Kilbershoeve in Meeuwen in Bokrijk. You will not only discover a number of pieces from the Bokrijk collection, such as bakers' tools, but also the many traditions surrounding bread, its meaning and importance.

The barn in the yard underwent extensive restoration and is now furnished as De Superette Bokrijk. For this Bokrijk entered into a collaboration with 'contemporary craftsman' Kobe Desramaults, who chose Bokrijk to open a second branch.

The Bokrijk Collection

The theme of 'bread' is expressed in the houses on the Meeuwen farmyard, a building that has been in Bokrijk since 1700 and whose bakehouse has been used as a museum bakery for many years. With BKRK Bokrijk is going a step further in terms of content. The Ghent research bureau Geheugen Collectief carried out extensive historical research into the Meeuwen house and into the baking techniques of yesteryear. Via the ErfgoedApp more in-depth information is made available.

Discover MORE with the ErfgoedApp

The Bokrijk collection forms the basis of the museum set-up in the house and the bakery of the Kilbershoeve farm in Meeuwen. Together with audiovisual presentations, the collection of traditional tools tells the story of the significance of bread (economic, social, religious ...) yesterday, today and tomorrow. With the ErfgoedApp you can scan the exhibited objects and learn more about objects such as patakons, the lard pot and the doofpot.

More information about 'BKRK bread' on the website of Bokrijk.