Belgium in one hell of state !

Come and discover the history of Belgium in pictures!

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Opening of the exhibition space

Wednesday > Friday : 13:00 - 17:00
Week-end : 11:00-18:00
Closing on monday & tuesday
EXCEPTIONAL CLOSING OF THE MUSEUM on June 15th and 16th ! Thanks for your comprehension
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Our items are available at the Mundaneum reception and on our online store.

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Le Mundaneum est partenaire de Rijeka 2020, capitale européenne de la culture.

Après Mons en 2015, c’est au tour de Rijeka d’être capitale européenne de la culture en 2020. Le Mundaneum est partenaire de cet événement en Croatie et développe trois projets d’expositions internationales. 

L’idée de cette collaboration est née en 2019 à la faveur de la visite d’une délégation croate venue de Drenova, l’une des 19 localités qui contribue au programme de la Capitale européenne de la Culture Rijeka en 2020. C’est en pleine ducasse de Mons que l’accueil de ces partenaires a permis un rapprochement avec le Mundaneum.  

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.

(Picture : Frédéric Raevens)

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