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Virtual expositions

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In order to introduce the public to the records preserved by the State Archives and to present new research approaches, our institution has set up a number of virtual expositions on subjects such as migration (2022), poverty (in 2016), the First World War in Wallonia (in 2014), Belgian football (2012), Belgian Congo (2010) and the importance of archives for democracy (2009) in recent years.

Launched on the occasion of the Centenary of the First World War, a virtual exposition on  The Great War in Wallonia – an initiative of the State Archives in the Walloon provinces – has seen the light of day in 2014. This exposition focuses on ordinary people and on their daily lives during the war, illustrated through a selection of documents such as letters, posters, official reports, etc.

The exposition We the poor - Social welfare in Namur today and yesterday was launched in 2016 and is the continuation of the exposition held at the State Archives in Namur on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the basic law on Public Social Welfare Centres.

In 2022, the virtual exhibition on post-war immigration presents the individual files of foreigners, kept at the General Archives of the Kingdom.

Links to our virtual expositions (only expo on Congo is also available in English)

Virtual exhibitions in Dutch: e-Procurement