Exploring the traces of colonialism in CIVA’s collections (fully booked)


Colonialism was an integral part of the history of Belgian architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many architects, landscape architects and contractors designed and built structures in the former colonies, including Henry Lacoste, Eugène Palumbo, Groupe Structures, René Pechère and Blaton, all of whose archives are kept by CIVA. The legacy of colonialism can also be seen in Brussels’ heritage.

CIVA helps to chart the history of colonial construction by giving researchers and experts access to these resources. As part of this year’s Heritage Days, you will have a chance to learn about some of their discoveries on unique guided tours of the collections.

In cooperation with CIVA.

Practical information

Sat. at 15:00 (FR) and Sat. at 15:30 (NL) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

CIVA, Rue de l’Ermitage/Kluisstraat 55, Ixelles/Elsene

Advance booking required. Up to 15 people per tour.