Agenda 2014-18

As part of the commemorations of the World War I in Brussels, discover a set of events and exhibitions listed below :

  • Mini-Europe remembers the First World War - 13/06/2014 - 31/12/2018

  • For today's young people, memories of the war are epitomized particularly by military cemeteries which relate, in silence, the drama experienced by families on both sides. It was impossible to reproduce each of them: so Mini-Europe has opted for an original creation. Likewise for the reconstruction of the famous Christmas truce that took place at the front. As for each of the models, the management of the miniature park insisted that it should be a realistic, faithful depiction. "Remember 14-18" trail consists of three components:

    • a brief link created between 14 existing monuments at Mini-Europe and the First World War;
    • a 1/25 scale interpretation of five of the cemeteries on the battlefields of the Sambre and Yser;
    • information about the consequences of the First World War on the European Union.

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    • Place : Mini-Europe
    • Price : Young: 10 € / Full: 14 €
  • The New Berlin – 05/10/2018 – 27/01/2019

  • The exhibition “The New Berlin” focuses on politicized art and the urban challenges of the modern but war-scarred metropolis between 1912 and 1932. Through paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs and films by artists such as Otto Dix, Raul Hausmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Kazimir Malevich, Alexander Rodchenko, … the key movements and creative minds of this gripping period come alive again.

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  • Brussels, November 1918. Leaving the war behind and reinventing peace - 12/09/2018 – 06/01/2019

  • On 11 November 1918, the Great War ended. For Brussels, it was the end of an occupation that had lasted almost 50 months. How did the people of Brussels experience the end of the war, and what were the major challenges facing the city during this period?

    Through historical photographs, film archives and objects of the time, the trilingual exhibition plunges us into the turmoil characteristic of Brussels in 1918. The city was caught between the management of public health problems, the accommodation of refugees, the return of soldiers and people from exile and the need to establish social peace and organise a new democracy.

    This exhibition is being organised by CEGESOMA/State Archives of Belgium as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

    Reservation necessary for group visits:

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