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State archives in Arlon

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Parc des Expositions, 9
6700 Arlon
  How to get there

T : +32 (0)63 22 06 13
F : +32 (0)63 22 42 94
Summer opening hours

In July and August, the reading rooms of the State Archives remain open! However, they will close between noon and 1 pm, except at CegeSoma. The reading room of the National Archives will open its doors at 9.00 am instead of 8.30 am, from Tuesday to Friday. The usual opening hours will apply again as from 1 September 2018.

22/07/2015 - Digitisation

The State Archives holds a real treasure of cartographic materials, but handing out original maps and plans in the reading rooms bears the risk of deteriorating the state of conservation of these documents. Indeed, repeated unrolling and rolling-up of these maps and plans that are sometimes of considerable size has taken its toll on the documents, which called for a large-scale digitization campaign. In recent years, some 60,000 maps and plans were digitised. This number increases steadily. Roughly 44,000 of these digital images have been processed and are now available for research.

In order to let the general public discover the rich archival heritage on the First World War, the State Archives launched a new dedicated website in August 2014: It is filled with a variety of interesting documents, including letters, posters, photographies, minutes, etc. The website is in French.

Head of Service: Michel Trigalet.

Archivists: Delphine Lannoy, Vincent Pirlot.

Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Marie-Noëlle Berte, Stéphane Krier.

Maintenance: Christelle Talbot.

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