Exhibition Brussels, November 1918 From War to Peace?


On 11 November 1918, the Great War ended. For Brussels, it was the end of an occupation that had lasted almost 50 months. How did the people of Brussels experience the end of the war, and what were the major challenges facing the city during this period?

Through historical photographs, film archives and objects of the time, the trilingual exhibition plunges us into the turmoil characteristic of Brussels in 1918. The city was caught between the management of public health problems, the accommodation of refugees, the return of soldiers and people from exile and the need to establish social peace and organise a new democracy.

This exhibition is being organised by CEGESOMA/State Archives of Belgium as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

Practical information :

Exhibition at the BelVue Museum from september 26th 2018 till january 6th 2019.