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National Archives 2 - Joseph Cuvelier repository

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Rue du Houblon, 26-28
1000 Brussels
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Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday: 9 am to 4.30 pm.
Please make an appointment for your first visit to National Archives 2 - Joseph Cuvelier repository via

July and August: open from Tuesday till Friday, from 9 am till 12 am and from 1 pm till 4.30 pm.

Closed on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays, public holidays and inventorying days.

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COVID-19 - Update
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.

Judicial records can be consulted under specific circumstances. As for the archives of the former military courts for the repression of collaboration, to consult some of these files for whatever reason, one has to send in advance a written and well-founded demand to the College of Prosecutors general. In case of a positive response, the files can be consulted in the reading room of the Archives générales du Royaume 2 – dépôt J. Cuvelier.

Head of Service: Joachim Derwael.

Archivists: Luis Angel Bernardo y Garcia, Caroline Six, Johannes Van de Walle, Marie Van Eeckenrode, Luc Vandeweyer.

Heads of Research Projects: Chiara Candaele, Tommy Deganck, Delphine Lauwers, Bérengère Piret.

Reception, Reading Room and Stacks Management: Laurent Ceressia, Sofiane El Ouahidi, Jean-François Meert, Marie-Louise Oomen.

Maintenance: Fatima Ait Laghchim, Fatima Chabira. e-Procurement