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Top Secret! A World of Codes and Ciphers

From 10/10/2017 to 20/05/2018 Imagine a society where all information would be transparent and known to all. Difficult to do so, because cryptography or "secret writing" always existed ...

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Whether you are a school, a family, a group, a company or quite simply a curious, the Mundaneum offers you many ways to discover it. We wish you a pleasant visit!

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Helps us preserving and promoting our heritage

The Mundaneum is a non-profit you can help in Belgium and from abroad

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Exchange space in the heart of the city

The Mundaneum is a place for debate of ideas in the city. For reasons of parentage, it intends to question the current and future access to knowledge. Regular exhibitions, lectures and debates, seminars and various events are proposed to a large audience in that context.

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Restez dans les fichiers d'Otlet et La Fontaine !

Mise en application du Règlement Général sur la Protection des Données : le Mundaneum est attentif!

Le 25 mai 2018, le Règlement Général sur la Protection des Données (RGPD) entre en application dans toute l’Europe. Ce règlement a pour but de protéger les données personnelles, c’est-à-dire toutes informations permettant de vous identifier (nom, prénom, adresse,...). ​

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The Mundaneum, exhibition space

The Mundaneum was created in Brussels (capital of Europe, Belgium) at the beginning of the 20th century by Paul Otlet and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henri La Fontaine. It used to be an international documentation Centre aimed at gathering, indexing and sharing the universal knowledge. Today the Mundaneum is a non-profit organization situated in the heart of Mons, 2015 European Capital of Culture. The Mundaneum offers original exhibits aiming to show the vast collections of its archive Centre. The themes of the exhibitions resonate with the great themes of the institution since its creation (knowledge, peace, citizenship, democracy…), and fall into a constant dialogue between history and perspective. Place for debates, each of the Mundaneum’s exhibitions is supported by a cycle of thematic activities including conferences and colloquiums. All the exhibitions proposed by the Mundaneum are subject to a significant pedagogical mediation. With an aim of accessibility, the Mundaneum opens its doors free of charge every first Wednesday of the month during the exhibition period and adheres to the Belgian “Article 27” network.

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