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This new area of distribution of knowledge has undergone premises and has formed thanks to the work of pioneers who succeeded in tracing a clear vision. Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine, founders of the Mundaneum, are amongst those visionaries and their task is nothing short of an edifying testimony. These ‘Classifiers’ of the world and those who preceded them (the scholars of the Middle Ages to the collectors princes of the Renaissance and the encyclopaedists of Enlightenments) tried to give sense to the empirical advance of knowledge and offer a clear filing method to facilitate its access.

The exhibition "Renaissance 2.0" will retrace this history. Visitors are invited to embark on an interactive experience in six museum-graphic modules combining image technologies and unseen documents. This invitation to explore a path that questions the history of access to knowledge, technology, and that also emphasises the collections of the Mundaneum in a contemporary perspective.