Tools and help proposed for research

Inventories, a database and our archivists will help you in your research.

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Archives and collections

The Mundaneum archive centre contains some 6 kilometres of documents.

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You are preparing an exhibition and are looking for historical documents to illustrate it?

The Mundaneum is delighted to lend documents to exhibitions.

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Online inventaries

We are currently placing our inventories online. Some are available in our online catalogue, Pallas.

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« Brief of the archivist »

Le Mundaneum est partenaire de Rijeka 2020, capitale européenne de la culture.

Après Mons en 2015, c’est au tour de Rijeka d’être capitale européenne de la culture en 2020. Le Mundaneum est partenaire de cet événement en Croatie et développe trois projets d’expositions internationales. 

L’idée de cette collaboration est née en 2019 à la faveur de la visite d’une délégation croate venue de Drenova, l’une des 19 localités qui contribue au programme de la Capitale européenne de la Culture Rijeka en 2020. C’est en pleine ducasse de Mons que l’accueil de ces partenaires a permis un rapprochement avec le Mundaneum.  

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The Mundaneum, archives centre of fame

The Mundaneum archive centre contains some 6 kilometres of documents. Apart from the personal documents of the founders of the Mundaneum, Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine, and the collections of newspapers, posters, postcards, glass plates and small documents that they or their successors gathered, the Mundaneum preserves archives relative to three main themes: pacifism, anarchism and feminism.

The aim of the Mundaneum consists in safeguarding and preserving these documents and to valorise them through the means of exhibitions, publications and events such as colloquiums and conferences.