Video screens in permanent exposition
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Summary

Status

Museum of Limburg province. Accredited by the Flemish Community. Nationwide classification

Location

Tongeren, the oldest city in Belgium (founded by the Romans in 10 BC )

Milestones

1954: first museum-related initiative. 1994: first extension. 2009: second extension with a new wing, after being closed for 3 years.
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Architecture

De Gregorio & Partners

Surface area

12,600 m². Permanent exhibition 2,600 m². Temporary exhibition: 1,300 m².

Visitors

100.000 to 150.000 a year.

Awards

2011: European Museum of the Year, the first Belgian museum ever to receive this award. 2014 Museum award as the best museum in Flanders.

Motto

'What follows is always organically related to what went before.'
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Services

Permanent and temporary exhibitions. Unique events. School programmes. Activities such as creative workshops and lectures. Documentation and information

Permanent exhibition

Human life in this region - from prehistory to the early Middle Ages
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Temporary exhibitions

‘Gladiators - heroes of the Colosseum' (2015-– 2016).'Vikings!' (2014-2015).'Prehistory, hands-on!' (2014).' The Etruscans' (2013).'Sagalassos' (2011-2012).'Ambiorix' (2009-2010).'Neanderthals' (2003-2005).

Show

Accessible, approachable without sacrificing scientific precision. Layered. Very family friendly.

Objects

170,000 with 2,300 being on display.
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Educational activities

New dimension in learning: active discovery, experience, exploration, making connections, calling into question …

Experience

Interactive. Multimedia. Inspiring environment. Contemporary presentations. Lifelike figures.

Extra

Museum Kafee. Museumshop.