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Upcoming Map Circle events

Arlon and Luxembourg City, Belgium and Luxembourg
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
This is your chance to learn why Belgium has a province called Luxembourg, just like the Grand Duchy, and why the border between both territories runs where it runs …
A particular focus will be on the last partition in 1839, as a consequence of the 1830 Belgian rebellion.
For an introduction on the subject, read a preview of Caroline De Candt's article, which will be published in Maps in History No 61 of May 2018: The formation of the border between Belgium and Luxembourg in 1830-1839: a story about the importance of being a map lover .

Participation fee and registration
Due to the regulations in the visited places, the number of participants is strictly limited to 25. Participation is limited to our Members and their partner. Participation fees is EUR 35.00. This covers entrance costs to some collections and the guides. Booking for the dinner (advance payment) is EUR 30.00. If necessary the date of the transfer will depart participants. Please pay at IBAN BE52 0682 4754 2209 | BIC GKCCBEBB.
If you would like to join this guided tour please register here. Your registration will be acknowledge.

Under the academic guidance of:
  • David Colling, curator of the Musée Gaspar in Arlon
  • Jean-Claude Muller, linguist, Premier Conseiller de Gouvernement at the Ministère d'État, président of the Association de Généalogie et d'Héraldique, président of the Institut archéologique du Luxembourg, former head of the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg;
  • Philippe Nilles, Conservateur at the Section moderne at the Archives nationales de Luxembourg;
  • François Reinert, historien, Conservateur délégué à la direction at the Musée Dräi Eechelen, Conservateur at the Cabinet des médailles et estampes of the Musée national d'histoire et d'art;
  • Michel Trigalet, historian, head of department at the State Archives of Belgium in Arlon;
Carte de la frontière annexée à la convention de limites entre le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et la Belgique conclue à Maastricht, 7.8.1843, feuille IV
ANLux, TC-0008-02, Carte de la frontière annexée à la convention de limites entre le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg et la Belgique conclue à Maastricht, 7.8.1843, feuille IV
Time schedule
  • Saturday 26 May 2018
    • 10.00 – 12.00: State Archives of Belgium in Arlon
    • 12.00 – 14.30: From Arlon to Luxembourg incl. lunch
    • 14.30 – 16.30: Archives Nationales de Luxembourg
    • 16.30 – 18.00: Walk in Luxembourg
    • 20.00: Dinner
  • Sunday 27 May 2018
    • 10.00 – 12.00: Musée Dräi Eechelen in Luxembourg
    • 12.00 – 14.30: From Luxembourg to Arlon incl. lunch
    • 14.30 – 16.30: Musée Gaspar in Arlon, visit of the exhibition Arlon chef-lieu de province, un destin entre les deux Luxembourg
    • 16.30: the End

Access by train - Examples of time schedule to Arlon as per 2018-02-07
from departure arrival
Liège-Guillemins 06.40 09.23
Gent-Sint-Pieters 05.39 09.23
Bruxelles Luxembourg 06.56 09.23
Antwerpen Centraal 05.40 09.23

Acces by car
  • by car from Brussels to Arlon (Archives de l’État): 185 km
  • by car from Arlon to Luxembourg: 33 km

Recommended hotels
  • Best Western Hotel Arlux*** in Arlon
  • Van Der Valk Luxembourg-Arlon*** in Arlon
  • Grand Hotel Cravat***** in Luxembourg
  • Hôtel Vauban in Luxembourg
  • Hôtel Français*** in Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg Youth Hostel in Luxembourg
  • Auberge du Domaine de La Gaichel*** in Gaichel / Eischen

Other recommended visits - In case you plan to spend a few hours around Luxembourg before or after our visit, we recommend:
  • Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
  • Lëtzebuerg City Museum
  • Mondorf-les-Bains
  • Musée archéologique d’Arlon

Various locations - All locations here on a map.

  • Archives de l’État in Arlon, Parc des Expositions 9, 6700 Arlon
  • Archives Nationales de Luxembourg in Luxembourg, Plateau du Saint-Esprit, 1475 Luxembourg
  • Musée Dräi Eechelen in Luxembourg, 5 Park Dräi Eechelen, 1499 Luxembourg
  • Musée Gaspar in Arlon, rue des Martyrs 16, 6700 Arlon
Contact: Marie-Anne Dage - Pierre Parmentier
Entry fee: EUR 35.00

Antwerp, Belgium
Organisation: The Brussels Map Circle
1 December 2018. Mark this date in your diary to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Brussels Map Circle at the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp (Belgium). The 400 year old house of the famous family of printers is UNESCO World Heritage and will be ours for the whole evening. You may expect guided tours, special pieces from their collection and … good catering. For our Members and their partners!
More practical details will be added in the next months.
Registration will open in September 2018.
Venue: Museum Plantin-Moretus, Vrijdagmarkt 22, 2000 Antwerp

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