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“Greatness and decay. The heritage of Floreffe Abbey”

29/10/2021 h 23/01/2022 F Add to the calendar 2021-10-29 2022-01-23 Europe/London “Greatness and decay. The heritage of Floreffe Abbey”

As part of the 900th anniversary of the foundation of Floreffe Abbey by Saint Norbert, the exhibition "Greatness and decline, the heritage of Floreffe Abbey" brings together exceptional works of art until 23 January 2022 at the TreM.a - Musée des Arts anciens du Namurois (Namur Museum of Ancient Art) in Namur: goldsmith's and silversmith's work, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, textiles and even archives.

This exhibition, organised in partnership between the Société archéologique de Namur and the TreM.a - Musée des Arts anciens du Namurois, is part of a vast programme to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the Abbey of Floreffe.

From the Foundation Charter (1121) reproduced in the Floreffe Cartulary to the gold and silver embroidered cope acquired in the last days of the abbey, via the famous Floreffe Bible, the imposing Paschal Candlestick by Postel or the remarkable Polyptych-Reliquary, the exhibition builds its discourse around major pieces supported by other works and documents that are equally interesting. Some of these treasures, kept in the Louvre or the British Library, have not been exhibited in Belgium for 50 years!

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm
  • Full price | €5
  • Reduced rate (students, seniors, groups) | €2,5
  • Free: <12 years, art. 27, ICOM members, museumPASSmusées + first Sunday of the month
  • Reservations are recommended for self-guided tours via the online calendar, +32 81 77 67 54 or musee.arts.anciens@province.namur.be
  • Reservations are required for events and activities via the online calendar.

TreM.a – Museum of ancient Arts, Rue de Fer 24 5000 Namur TreM.a – Museum of ancient Arts

As part of the 900th anniversary of the foundation of Floreffe Abbey by Saint Norbert, the exhibition “Greatness and decline, the heritage of Floreffe Abbey” brings together exceptional works of art until 23 January 2022 at the TreM.a – Musée des Arts anciens du Namurois (Namur Museum of Ancient Art) in Namur: goldsmith’s and silversmith’s work, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, textiles and even archives.

This exhibition, organised in partnership between the Société archéologique de Namur and the TreM.a – Musée des Arts anciens du Namurois, is part of a vast programme to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the Abbey of Floreffe.

From the Foundation Charter (1121) reproduced in the Floreffe Cartulary to the gold and silver embroidered cope acquired in the last days of the abbey, via the famous Floreffe Bible, the imposing Paschal Candlestick by Postel or the remarkable Polyptych-Reliquary, the exhibition builds its discourse around major pieces supported by other works and documents that are equally interesting. Some of these treasures, kept in the Louvre or the British Library, have not been exhibited in Belgium for 50 years!

  • Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm
  • Full price | €5
  • Reduced rate (students, seniors, groups) | €2,5
  • Free: <12 years, art. 27, ICOM members, museumPASSmusées + first Sunday of the month
  • Reservations are recommended for self-guided tours via the online calendar, +32 81 77 67 54
    or musee.arts.anciens@province.namur.be
  • Reservations are required for events and activities via the online calendar.

TreM.a – Museum of ancient Arts

Treasures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

TreM.a presents treasures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Among the masterpieces on display are the paintings of Henri Bles, 16th century Mosan landscape painter, the sculptures of the master of Waha and the Treasury of Oignies, an exceptional collection of 13th-century goldsmithing.

The booklet “Insights on Permanent Collections” is available at the entrance to guide you through your discoveries.

OGroups

Guided tours are offered around permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. They are only organized by reservation and are aimed at groups of max. 8 people per guide. The visit lasts approximately one hour and allows you to get to know the works and their stories better.

Info and reservations: 081 / 77.67.54 or mediation.trema@province.namur.be

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LPeople with specific needs

People with special needs have access to the various temporary exhibition halls and the toilets.

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JSchools

Schools (nursery, primary and secondary education):

Animations: painting, sculpture, goldsmiths, symbolism of animals, scientific techniques, treasure of Oignies … They are all organized in the museum and are supplemented by an artistic workshop.

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KFamilies

In addition to the children’s exploration books, available free of charge at the museum desk, various activities are organized for families: discovery of the history of the Treasure of Oignies through a shadow show, birthday at the museum.

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Practical information

TreM.a – Museum of ancient Arts

Rue de Fer 24
5000 Namur

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