Video screens in permanent exposition
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Summary

Status

Museum of the city of Tongeren. 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

'Timeless Beauty'. ‘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 Cafe, museum shop.