The Tout Hergé exhibition inaugurated the series in 1991, but it was by no means an easy challenge to meet, because the event took up residence in Welkenraedt, which is some way away from the major European cultural venues. However, the exhibition took place from 6th June to 15th September and, during this short period of time, welcomed 250,000 visitors from all over the world.
The international press heaped praise on the originality and high quality of this exhibition that paid homage to the creator of Tintin and Snowy. More than 50 TV channels from all over the world came to film the exhibition.
THE TOUT SIMENON EXHIBITION
The Tout Simenon exhibition opened its doors from 25th June to 15th November 1993 at the Museum of Walloon Art in Liège, as part of the 90th anniversary of the writer’s birth near the banks of the Meuse.
It was so successful that it was extended for fifteen days and in total the event attracted 220,000 visitors from all the world’s continents. Once again, the reconstitutions used the actual places where the writer lived and the fictional places visited by his famous detective Maigret.
02.12.1994 > 14.05.1995
The I Was 20 Years Old In 1945 exhibition opened its doors at the start of December 1994 and finally closed at the end of October 1995 following a six month extension.
The exhibition was located in the Halle Bordiau at the Royal Army and Military History Museum in the Parc du Cinquantenaire park. Its production involved the participation of 18 countries and the most prestigious museums from around the world.
A veritable 3D history book, the exhibition attracted a total of 750,000 visitors from the four corners of the earth. It enjoyed unprecedented media coverage and still holds the record in Belgium for the number of visits to a temporary exhibition.
08.03.2005 > 26.02.2006
A showcase for triumphant Belgians, by means of 12 themes and floor-space of 6,000 m², it developed a vast panoramic fresco highlighting world-renowned celebrities from the spheres of literature, music, arts, comics, the stage, science and technology, decorative arts and fashion, but also the major explorers of yesteryear and today.
With His Majesty King Albert II as patron, it involved the collaboration of 450 international museums, from the Louvre to the New York Metropolitan, as well as private collectors.
THE LEONARDO DA VINCI EXHIBITION
18.08.2007 > 06.04.2008
The exhibition presents the different facets of this genius from European history: the man, the artist, the engineer and the humanist. It was held to mark the 50th anniversary of when the Treaty of Rome was signed.
Visitors discovered the life and works of this striking figure of the Renaissance, from his village of Vinci to his international influence and its prolonged effects in European hi-tech. The Da Vinci exhibition boasted a modern set design, combining immersion and interactivity.
It included models illustrating his inventions, more than one hundred original documents from the Renaissance and the 16th century, maps, sculptures, paintings, drawings by Da Vinci, but also by Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Dürer... as well as all the Codex!
THE SOS PLANET EXHIBITION
04.09.2010 > 08.01.2012
This responsible exhibition aimed to massively raise awareness of the problems caused by climate change, in a prestigious setting, with impressive decors, boasting cutting edge technology such as 3D, possessing a special children’s section and conveying a resolutely voluntarist message.
THE GOLDEN SIXTIES EXHIBITION
16.06.2012 > 30.09.2013
The biggest exhibition about the 1960’s ever produced met with an exceptionally high rate of satisfaction among visitors of all ages, fascinated by the revolution of the sixties in the political, moral, cultural, technological and economic domains. With discovery, immersion, authenticity and pleasure, the thrills of the exhibition call upon all the senses, but also leave visitors with the feeling of a better understanding of today’s world.
THE LIEGE 1914-1918 EXHIBITION
02.08.2014 > 30.08.2015
This exhibition evoked “The Great War” in an international context. Its 800-m long richly emotional route in spectacular settings boasted impressive reconstitutions and many objects from authentic collections. Many audio-visual documents and sound effects immersed visitors in the very heart of the era’s key events.
THE FROM SALVADOR TO DALÍ EXHIBITION
27.02.2016 > 06.11.2016
DALÍ LIKE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!
The aim of this striking exhibition was to promote the artistic, cultural and intellectual works of the artist. Indeed, this spectacular exhibition was a work of art in its own right, in which visitors were immersed in a quirky, unique and fascinating world. This colourful evocation was deployed over more than 2,000 m² of floor-space depicting the flamboyant genius of this eternal and universal artist.
23.12.2016 > 23.04.2017
Through this journey to the heart of China, the exhibition recounted the discovery, in 1974, of the funeral site and the terracotta army of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
This major archaeological event was brilliantly illustrated by this exhibition presented for the first time in Belgium. It was a real treasure to discover, with a marvellous historical saga spread over more than 1,200 m², including no less than 250 live size items, genuine gems that did not fail to captivate visitors. An immersive audio-guide plunged visitors into this long-gone era in which the First Chinese Emperor was born.
23.09.2017 > 03.06.2018
The central theme of the exhibition is mankind of the future. All along the immersive exhibition route, visitors pass through large scale settings as well as simulations enriched with displays, explanatory texts and films. What are the main effects of science on everyday life?
What is the impact of science on your birth, studies, work, leisure, environment, illnesses or death? The exhibition is based around four cross-disciplinary themes: assisted mankind, connected mankind, responsible mankind and modified mankind.
Describing the world in which we will live tomorrow and forecasting the major scientific advances of the forthcoming decades is a difficult and risky task. However, the future framework of our life just like the seeds of discoveries yet to come can be found in the research of today, in particular in universities. The exhibition I will be 20 in 2030; science and everyday life invites you on a journey into the future.