State Archives of Belgium

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State archives in Ghent

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Bagattenstraat 43
9000 Ghent
  How to get there

T : +32 (0)9 265 76 70
F : +32 (0)9 265 76 79
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.

New appraisal guidelines for the municipalities in Flanders

Head of Service: Paul Drossens.

Archivist: Joke Verfaillie.

Heads of Research Projects: Thibaut Matthys, Caroline Staelens.

Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Johan Buyle, Jurgen Cazaux, Tania Fol, Hilde Janssens, Sofie Lengeler, Jean-Pierre Lescroart.

Maintenance: Rosita Driessen, Nena Uyttendaele.

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