The building that has housed the City of Brussels Archives since 1979 is a typical example of early 20th century commercial architecture. As a result, it has often been used as a location by film cameras.
Government measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus force many of us to stay at home. As the City Archives Service, we want to try to document this special period to keep track of it for future generations. The Archives of the City of Brussels want to document this special period with the measures regarding the coronavirus.
In the coming weeks, we will be meeting you on Monday and Thursday on our Facebook page to identify new photos together!
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The National Security Council met on Tuesday March 17 and adopted new measures to slow down the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic.
To respond to these measures, the Archives will be closed to the public until further notice.
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The Archives of the City of Brussels often work with other institutions to promote their collections to the public. The service willingly loans archive items for various events such as exhibitions, educational or historical reports and documentaries.
Les Archives de la Ville de Bruxelles ont acquis en 2018 une émouvante correspondance, témoignage d'une histoire d'amour dans les années 1920, entre Émile Purnode (Winenne 1890-1948 Laeken), commis de l'administration communale de Laeken, et Jeanne Dedecker (Laeken 1901-1979), habitante de la commune (boulevard Emile Bockstael 78).
The collection of messages laid down in front of the Bourse (Brussels Stock Exchange) of Brussels and near the subway station Maelbeek following the attacks of March 22 2016, joins in the continuity of actions carried out in other places - Paris, London, Madrid, - after similar dramatic events.
From now on, all the paper research instruments of our archives and collections (inventories, ...) have been digitized and are directly accessible via our online catalog. This facilitates your research, everything is in one place.
The Archives Service of the City of Brussels collected the messages left in front of the Bourse and at Maelbeek metro station following the terrorist attacks on 22 March 2016. It also took photographs of the messages written in chalk on the walls of the Bourse and on the ground.