Support the Mundaneum!

Walking inside the Mundaneum is like entering the memory of knowledge: A large paper database, a world archive created long before the Internet! Called the "paper Google," the Mundaneum represents the ancestor of our current search engines. First and foremost an archives center, our mission is to preserve, restore, study and make known the heritage of its founders: humanists Henri La Fontaine and Paul Otlet. This work implies dealing with thousands of archival documents bequeathed by our founders who tirelessly defended world peace and envisioned our information society... In order to promote this original heritage and make it accessible to the largest audience possible, the Mundaneum organizes exhibitions (in the museum and online), activities for all ages, conferences and symposiums and provides expert guidance to researchers from around the world. And you can now visit the Mundaneum and its archives online!

Help us make the Mundaneum even more accessible!

Today the recipient of prestigious awards ("European Heritage Label,” "Memory of the World" register of the UNESCO), the Mundaneum is a non-profit organization that you can support. Privately or with your company, every contribution counts. With your support, we can continue this work of extending the ideals of our founders: peace through culture!

From Belgium: tax-deduct your donation to the Mundaneum

Your donations are welcome on the account of the Mundaneum:
IBAN BE59 0682 1738 6626 - BIC: GKCC BEBB (memo: GIFT).

Donations from € 40 are tax deductible. More information on the website of the Federal Public Service of Finance.

From the United States: "American Friends of the Mundaneum"

U.S.- based donors can support our activities in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the “American Friends of the Mundaneum” at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions.

If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:

  • Gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write “American Friends of the Mundaneum” in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020. You can also fill in and send the form available online here.
  • Gifts by credit card: Go to, click on the ‘Donate Now’ button and select “Mundaneum” under ‘Giving Option 1: Nonprofit Partners Overseas’.
  • Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Contact KBFUS by email or phone (212) 713 7660