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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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: 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, Gabriela Gonzales.
- The “African Archives” currently being transferred to the National Archives of Belgium 2
- Other fonds relating to the Belgian presence in Central Africa (1885-1962) kept at the State Archives of Belgium
- “Decolonisation” measures regarding Belgian public colonial archives undertaken by the State Archives
- The Workgroup “African Archives” at the State Archives
- FAQ about the “African Archives”