An emblematic building

Located at the upper end of the city of Louvain-la-Neuve, the building that houses the museum was created by the architect André Jacqmain. Designed and built between 1969 and 1975, it is one of the first buildings to have been erected after the University’s move to Walloon territory. Symbolically and through its monumental character, it was intended to embody the University and proclaim its intellectual role. The furnishings designed by Jules Wabbes and intended for what was originally a library, will be partially reused in the museum.


  • 2 580 m2 of exhibition space (about 800 items on display) and temporary exhibitions.
  • 1 250 m2 of space for activities (creative workshops, technology labs, auditorium, resource centre, etc.).
  • 32 000 pieces of art in the museum’s collections.