The Art Nouveau masterpiece that is the Maison Hannon is being meticulously restored in all its facets, stained glass, ironwork, woodwork, stonework and painted murals. Phase 1 of the restoration will be complete June 1st when in collaboration with the Horta Museum an exhibition of the work of numerous Art Nouveau artists will open. But in the meantime on Sundays January 15 & 22 (reservations required at www.maisonhannon.be
) the public is invited in for guided tours in FR, EN and NL of the restoration in progress. Phase 2 of the restoration will continue until 2030 just in time for the bicentenary of Belgium. Katrien Mestdagh, third generation stained glass artist, talks about the challenges she is facing restoring the exterior bow window of the house.