How to get there
T : +32 (0)16 31 49 54
F : +32 (0)16 31 49 61
On Saturday 24 October 2020 new measures were taken in the Brussels-Capital Region to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday 26 October 2020, all cultural sites are closed and telework becomes mandatory where possible. The aim of these new measures is to reduce the number of social contacts and to restrict movements. The State Archives are affected by these measures, among others concerning our reading rooms in the Brussels-Capital Region. The reading room of the following services are closed until further notice: National Archives of Belgium, National Archives 2 - Joseph Cuvelier repository, State Archives in Brussels, Archives of the Royal Palace , Archives Service for War Victims and CegeSoma. These services can still be contacted by phone, but contact by e-mail is preferred.
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.
Head of Service: Marc Carnier.
Archivist: Valerie Vrancken.
Head of Research Projects: Julie Wynants .
Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Ilse Geudens, Suzanne Jannis, Martine Tuyls.
Maintenance: Elena De Smet.