RENAISSANCE 2.0: A journey through the origins of the Web

Date :
09/10/2012 to 01/07/2013
Place :
Public :
Tout public
Price :
5 euros (reduced rate: 3 euros)

From October 2012, the Mundaneum invites you on a fabulous journey: discover the history of knowledge. This exhibition is an experience to make, coupled with digital arts, an educational programme based on new technologies, a serious game, and a cycle of thematic lectures. Supported by Google.

An exhibition experience

In less than two decades, the numerical technologies have turned our working, consumption and leisure habits upside down, and have infiltrated every area of everyday life. More generally, they have contributed to create a new relationship with the world where, very often, the virtual does not substitute reality but enriches and broadens it through new interfaces and innovative means of communication. 

 ‘How did our ancestors access to information before libraries and search engines? How do the current web’s search engines work? What upheavals does this numerical revolution have in store for us? How does the sharing of knowledge amongst nations encourage, even today, world peace? Does humanity  enter in a new paradigm similar to that of the Renaissance?...’ [Read more]

Available in French/Dutch/English, the exhibition is an open window on Mons 2015 in a dialogue with tomorrow’s technologies.

Information and booking: or [0032](0)65/31.53.43.

When ?

From 9 October 2012 to 1 July 2013

From Tuesday to Friday from 13.00 to 17.00 pm, W-E from 13.00 to 18.00 pm (closed on Monday, on 25 December, on 1 January)

Pay attention! The museum will be closed on Wednesday 6th February 2013!

Where ?

At the Mundaneum, rue de Nimy, 76 in 7000 Mons

Download the Mons city map
Car parks available
Disabled parking spots are available at the back of the Mundaneum, rue des Passages, 15 in 7000 Mons.

Who ?

The Mundaneum offers everyone the possibility to live a unique and enriching experience. In a group or individually, there is something for everyone. From school groups to families, from associations to persons with a hearing or visual impairment.
Family, OAP, student, and discovery lovers are all welcome to experience the activities and programme designed especially for you.

FR-NL-EN, possibility of guided visits in FR-NL-EN-GER-SP