The house in the Esseghemstreet 135 is constructed.


The Magrittes move back to Brussels after a three-year stay in the Paris suburb. They rent the apartment on the ground floor in the Esseghemstreet 135 in Jette.


René and Georgette Magritte leave the apartment in May 1954. The couple moves to the Lambermont Avenue 207 in Schaarbeek.

1954 – 1993

Three more tenants will rent the apartment on the ground Floor of the Esseghemstreet 135.


Death of René Magritte at the Mimosastreet in Schaerbeek. He’s buried in the cemetery of Brussels.


André Garitte meets Georgette Magritte in the Mimosasstreet in Schaarbeek. He will regularly meet her and her friends Louis Scutenaire, Irène Hamoir and collect memories about Magritte and the belgian group of Surrealist.


Georgette Magritte dies. Their furniture and other belongings are sold at auction at Sotheby’s and in the Palace of Fine Arts.


Through a recent photograph, André Garitte discovers that the house in the Esseghemstraat 135 still exists.


Creation of the NGO ‘Musée René Magritte’ and purchase of the painters house : the aim is to open a biographical museum and restore the painters flat.

1993 – 1999

After 6 years of renovation, the René Magritte Museum is officially opened, On July 5th. More than 100 original photos and lot’s of testimonies of people who visited the house at the time were used to restaure the painters flat.


The René Magritte Museum is inaugurated.


The René Magritte Museum celebrates her 10th anniversary.