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Art & Rite. The power of objects

Adults FamiliesWhat do museum textiles, sculptures, garments, jewellery, masks, amulets, musical instruments, censers and missals tell us? What purpose did they serve before they were uprooted from their original context and put on display? The exhibition juxtaposes artifacts from different cultures and forges connections between objects and people, and between the visitors themselves.
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STAGED BODIES

Adults SchoolsThe exhibition STAGED BODIES highlights the many ways in which the human body has been represented in fine-art photography since 1970, a time when the depiction of the body underwent a radical transformation: it was no longer seen as a stable,
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An Archeological Odyssey: Among Archives and Artefacts

Adults Families SchoolsThe exhibition goes behind the scenes of archaeology and explores its historiography as a discipline not limited to fieldwork, but drawing on aspects of various other disciplines to create a new way of interpreting the past. The artefacts on display are accompanied by archival documents, recreating the context in which the discipline emerged as a science.
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Tumulus, moutains of eternity

Adults Families SchoolsFrom prehistoric times to the present day, humans have erected monuments over individual or collective graves : Tumuli. How and for whom was it made? What treasures does it contain ? Delve into the heart of the tumuli an discover the secrets hidden beneath these ancient grassy mounds of earth and skilfully crafted stone structures.
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Ink, quill, charcoal

Adults SchoolsDrawing, even more so than writing, is one of the most instinctive ways to express our thoughts and ideas. Who hasn’t doodled on the corner of a sheet of paper or used a sketch to try to convey their thoughts or emotions ? The exhibition features sketches by Belgian artists that demonstrate the many possibilities of this discipline, as an endless source of research and exploration for visual artists.
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Images and illustrations from the Japanese Edo period (1603-1868)

Adults Families SchoolsFeaturing some of the finest works from the magnificent collection of ancient Japanese books in the Rare Books Reserve of UCLouvain the exhibition showcases the art of images and illustrations. Japan donated more than 13,600 books to the Université catholique de Louvain in the 1920s, the oldest dating back to the 13th century. At the time, it was regarded as the most beautiful collection housed outside Japan.
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The Museum of Capitalism at Musée L

Adults Families SchoolsThe Museum of Capitalism is coming to Louvain-la-Neuve and taking up temporary residence at Musée L ! Questioning our economic and cultural system through capitalism’s origins, hopes, limits and alternatives. Addressing topics such as food, health, culture, consumerism and finance. Provoking debate about complex economic issues that nevertheless structure our lives.
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"BienvenUE"

Adults Families SchoolsShould Europe become a fortress or a place for encountersand dialogue? The BienvenUE exhibition is a forum for cultural and human exchange on the topic of South-North migration. Some 43 artists reflect this societal challenge in their work. Whatever their format – written text, drawing, painting, sculpture, assemblage, photograph, film or song – the exhibits reach out to visitors as European citizens and inhabitants of the world. 
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The engravings of the Musée L

AdultsThe Musée L collections contain some 2,500 essential prints by artists, dating from the 15th century to the present day.
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Introduction to engraving

AdultsAfter a tour through the collections, discovering engraved works from different eras produced by great names in the history of printmaking (Rembrandt, Picasso, Van Dyck ...), an introduction to printmaking is offered to you.
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Belgian art

AdultsCradled between international influences and the development of specific regional characteristics, Belgian art unfolds and is discovered in the rooms of the Musée L.
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When the body adorns itself

AdultsAt all times and in all places, men have made body adornment a means of affirming his belonging to a community.