The museum aims to showcase the existence of eroticism throughout the eras. Dr. Guy Martens, the museum’s founder, opened the museum in 2012. “I was drawn to mythology and always collected antiques, particularly ivory pieces, from the age of 17,” explains Dr. Martens. In his youth, Dr. Martens frequented museums and studied art history and antiquity extensively. He continues to look for objects among Brussels’ many antique markets.
A masterpiece to look out for in MEM includes an original bronze sculpture by Salvador Dalí. Another key object is a bust designed by Igor Mitoraj, a monumental Polish sculptor whose work of fractured anatomies combined technical ability with a postmodern malaise.