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Contact:

Avenue des Bassins, 66
7000 Mons
  How to get there

T : +32 (0)65 400 460
F : +32 (0)65 400 461
archives.mons@arch.be
Our reading rooms are open again - Make an appointment!

As from 16 June 2020, all reading rooms of the State Archives are open again for the large public, upon appointment and wearing a face mask is mandatory.

  • Reservation of workspace in the reading room must be made by e-mail to the State Archives in question at least 2 workdays before the visit. You can find the contact details of our repositories here. Please consult the special preventive measures against Coronavirus/COVID-19 to best prepare your visit.
  • Meanwhile, we continue to extend the online valorisation of archives and finding aids.
  • In order to somewhat alleviate the effects of the long closure of our reading rooms, all scheduled repository inventorying activities for 2020 are cancelled.
  • All public events, colloquia, group visits, receptions, book presentations, training sessions, etc. are cancelled until 1 September 2020.
  • During the summer months, the reading rooms will continue to close between noon and 1.00 pm.

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30/10/2018 - 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: Laurent Honnoré.

Archivist: Pierre-Jean Niebes.

Head of Research Projects: Projet SATURN :.

Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Loïc Burelle, Laurent Mothy, Damien Pontegnie, Stéphane Vanleynseele, Valérie Vincent.

Maintenance: Elly Hoencamp, Sabrina Miceli, Sibel Uysal.

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