Witches avant la lettre

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26/10/2021 - 08/05/2022

Witches avant la lettre

From saints and beguines to sibyls, mermaids, Joan of Arc, the Virgin Mary, Christine de Pizan, craftswomen and female miniaturists – discover the many facets of womanhood in the period just before the advent of the witch hunt.

Some thirty manuscripts will allow you to discover how these “witches avant la lettre” fared. Amongst other things, the miniatures show activities that would later be condemned as witchcraft and therefore could no longer be performed by women.

The manuscripts paint a portrait of what life was like at the end of the Middle Ages. The picture? Nuanced, often playful and, surprisingly, very much in tune with today’s issues on the subject of gender.

In the coming months, a series of lectures, activities and workshops will put the stereotypes still associated with the figure of the witch into perspective. So be sure to take a look at the agenda at www.kbr.be.

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Practical information

  • KBR
    • Mont des Arts
    • 1000 Brussels
  • Price
    • Jobseekers: 0.0 €
    • Group: 8.0 €
    • Senior: 8.0 €
    • Children: 0.0 €
    • Normal: 11.0 €
    • museumpassmusées: 0.0 €
  • Opening hours
    • Tuesday  10:00 - 17:00
    • Wednesday  10:00 - 17:00
    • Thursday  10:00 - 17:00
    • Friday  10:00 - 17:00
    • Saturday  10:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday  10:00 - 17:00