The Mundaneum - The Wallonia-Brussels Federation's Archive Centre
Rue de Nimy 76
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Mundaneum is an unmissable cultural centre at the heart of the city of Mons, European capital of culture 2015.
Mundaneum offers exhibitions and conferences linked to exceptional heritage.
There is important heritage documentation, including:
- the Universal Bibliographic Repertory,
- the International Newspaper Museum,
- Personal papers from the founders,
- Books, documents, posters, postcards, etc.
Since 1995, the museum has been equipped with an exhibition space designed by François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters.
The origins of the Mundaneum date back to the end of the 19th century. Created at the initiative of Paul Otlet, the father of documentation, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henri La Fontaine, the project aimed to bring together and index all the world's knowledge.
The Mundaneum became a universal documentation centre and, in the first half of the 20th century, was the birthplace of international humanist institutions.
Temporary closure of the Mundaneum
The Mundaneum is getting ready for Mons, European Capital of Culture 2015! The archive centre are closed for renovation from 14 August 2013 and will reopen in Spring 2015.
Despite this temporary closure, our activities will continue in other places. The archives will be partially available from September 2013 in the Mundaneum's temporary premises, Rue de la Réunion 2, 7000 Mons.
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