About the museum
In a charming XVIIIth century house, at the Sablon, you will discover the fantastic history of Erotic art from Antiquity until today.
This private collection, one of the most attractive in Europe, offers you the chance to see some rare pieces of paintings, sculptures, Greco-roman antiquities, Ivory, Japanese prints and other curiosities.
Mythology and Erotism are deeply linked: "Erotism" comes from "eros", the Ancient Greek word for "love" or "desire", personified by the God Eros, son of Hermes and Aphrodite, representing the desire that reunites and creates the worlds.
The purpose of this museum is to show the existence of the erotism since the sexual pleasure has been discovered by humanity.
The museum has been created by Dr. Guy Martens in March 2012 and is the result of his lifelong passion for erotic art. As Doctor’s son and grandson, he has naturally decided to follow the same way in addition to studies in history of art and antiquarian.
At the age of 17, he has started his collection with the acquisition of small ivory pieces called “Netsuke”. Afterwards, he has gather together many other pieces from all kind and all times.
After having acquired more than 800 art pieces, he came up with the amazing idea to expose this beautiful private collection to the public.