Collector and former doctor Guy Martens has set up a foundation and makes his collection that he has built up over several decades open to the public.
The new museum is housed in a building on the rue Saint-Anne, near to the prestigious Grand Sablon. The house has three floors, each with around 30 m² of exhibition space.
Guy Martens’ collection includes 150 pieces in ivory, 50 Japanese wood carvings, twenty paintings, bronze sculptures and around 100 other objects. Dr Martens believes that erotica and mythology go hand in hand.
"The word erotica comes from the Greek god Eros. The idea is to show what is sacred about love.”