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Mundaneum

Rue de Nimy 76, Mons 7000, Belgium
+32 65 31 53 43
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Fascinating small museum

Fascinating to see the paper google. The building and setup of the museum is perfect. The only... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Maarteke
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Antwerp, Belgium
The real voyage of discovery

Mundaneum is a true discovery in every sense of the word. One gets to see how people dealt with... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2016
Jan D
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Avelgem, Belgium
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The Mundaneum was created in Brussels (capital of Europe, Belgium) at the beginning of the 20th century by Paul Otlet and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henri La Fontaine. It used to be an international documentation Centre aimed at gathering, indexing and sharing the universal knowledge. Today the Mundaneum is a non-profit organization situated in the heart of Mons, 2015 European Capital of Culture. The Mundaneum offers original exhibits aiming to show the vast collections of its archive Centre. The themes of the exhibitions resonate with the great themes of the institution since its creation (knowledge, peace, citizenship, democracy…), and fall into a constant dialogue between history and perspective. Place for debates, each of the Mundaneum’s exhibitions is supported by a cycle of thematic activities including conferences and colloquiums. All the exhibitions proposed by the Mundaneum are subject to a significant pedagogical mediation.
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Rue de Nimy 76, Mons 7000, Belgium
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Fascinating to see the paper google. The building and setup of the museum is perfect. The only problem with this museum is that, in the end, it is a large collection of index cards. During our visit there was an exposition about peace which was...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Mundaneum is a true discovery in every sense of the word. One gets to see how people dealt with knowledge, infographics, statistics, infomapping long before the internet era. A must when visiting Mons and simply a wonderful site to visit both with families, children, groups,...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This was a very interesting museum. You can see lots of history of collection and representation of information. That might sound a bit dull, but there's a big focus on visual representation, which makes it much better. When I was visiting it was only 40...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Interesting to see how a man put so much effort in collection all data of his time frame. Great stories and interesting temp exhibition showing data as art.

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Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is frankly one of the most interesting museums I have visited. it illustrates excellently the story about Otlet who with a late 19th century commitment, vision, and talent but also very naively believes that the driving force in developing our society is information -...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

One of the most interesting and unusual museum's we've ever visited! Many helpful people who would explain everything there is to know about it.

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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Visited in a large group (over 20) and had a guided tour. Whilst the guide was enthusiastic, it would have been better to go round at our own pace. Some really interesting things, can easily spend and hour here.

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Reviewed 20 July 2015

La Fontaine and Otlet envisaged a town that housed the world's information and encouraged collaboration and peace between all countries. The methods described by Otlet using telephones, TV screens and a central storage facility for information predates the formation of the World Wide Web and...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2015

A must seen with children, if you visit Mons which is a little bit a counterpart of Bruges but in Wallonia. The visit of the museum doesn't need to take much time, but it explains the idea of a Belgian Nobel price winner..

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