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State archives in Louvain-la-Neuve

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Contact:

Rue Paulin Ladeuze, 16
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
  How to get there

T : 010 23 00 90
F : 010 23 00 98
archives.louvain-la-neuve@arch.be
Closing days

Attention! The reading room of the National Archives will also be closed exceptionally for inventorying from Monday 8 until Friday 19 January 2018 included.

11/12/2017 - Digitisation
Adaptations of our search website "Searching the State Archives' collections"

ATTENTION! Due to absolutely essential adaptations of our search website "Searching the State Archives' collections" and the overhaul of our server infrastructure, temporary technical issues and partial or full disruptions of the website service (for example login errors when trying to consult records or errors while creating a new account) may occur between Friday 17 November and Monday 4 December. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

Two hundred years ago, on 18 June 1815, the famous battle of Waterloo was fought. The State Archives conserves hundreds of linear metres of records from this period that can be searched with archive guides, inventories, historical studies, etc. A number of events are also organised this year in relation with the commemorations.

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: http://14-18-wallonie.arch.be. It is filled with a variety of interesting documents, including letters, posters, photographies, minutes, etc. The website is in French.

Head of Service: Catherine Henin.

Archivists: Flore Plisnier, Marie Van Eeckenrode.

Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Emily Bouillot, Myriam Georis.

Maintenance: Marie-Christine Hillaert.

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