18 October 2018

This book, which dates from 1620, was produced for Melchior Dassonleville, the descendant of a rich and famous line of lawyers in Hainaut, whose family coat of arms appears three times in the miniatures of the book. The author presumably wanted to declare his love for a lady in this way.

16 October 2018

The University of Liège (ULiège) has created an international Chair dedicated to the sexual violence suffered by women and girls in conflict situations. It has been named the Mukwege Chair in tribute to the man who has just received the Nobel Peace Prize.

15 October 2018

Spirou, a comic strip character created in Belgium in 1938, dedicated to the mission of fighting injustice, has just been named Human Rights Defender by the UN.

15 October 2018

On 28 September, Diane von Fürstenberg received the honourable title Honorary citizen of the City of Brussels. By creating globally-renowned apparel, the Belgian-American fashion designer has greatly contributed to promoting the image of our capital, which wanted to express thanks to her for this.

Events

21 September 2018 - 20 January 2019

The famous symbolist painter Gustave Klimt died in 1918, taking with him a certain idea of Art Nouveau and the Belle Époque.

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