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We inform you of the change of opening hours to the public of our reading room.
From February, 20 2019, the reading room will be closed on Monday and will be open on Tuesday from 8 am to 6 pm (last distribution of documents at 5.30 pm). And from Wednesday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm (last distribution of documents at 3 am).
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 National Museum of the Resistance and the Archives of the City of Brussels are associated to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of the false issue of the newspaper Le Soir, by a group of resistance fighters of the "Front de l’Indépendance”, on November 9th 1943.
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.
In 2017, the building of the Archives of the City of Brussels hosted the Brussels step of The BEIT Project 2017-18; European Memory Project 2016-2018.
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.