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Nocturnes 2023 at the House of European History!

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Dutch, English, French

For this year's edition of Nocturnes, the House of European History invites you to join special activities around our temporary exhibition "Throwaway – the history of a contemporary crisis".

Throwaway unearths the hidden history of waste in Europe while tracking its significance as a marker of social change.

Discover the Throwaway project through guided tours of either the exhibition galleries, or a special behind the scenes route uncovering the creative process behind delivering an exhibition and the journey waste objects have taken from selection to showcase.

You can even participate in an upcycling workshop given by our partners Les Cadavres Exquis. Bring your own clothes you want to repair, update or decorate!


  • 18h00-22h00 : Les Cadavres Exquis : Upcycling workshop in the Fables room

Guided tours:

  • 18h30 – Guided tours in NL, FR
  • 19h00 – Behind the scenes with Christine & Estela (EN)
  • 19h30 – Guided tours in NL, FR
  • 20h00 – Behind the scenes with Christine & Estela (FR)
  • 20h30 – Guided tour in EN

Christine Dupont is a (public) historian and curator at the House of European History. She has been deeply involved in the whole development of the museum project from the beginning in January 2011 until the opening in May 2017. As one of the curators of the museum, she is currently deepening the contents of the permanent exhibition, contributing to the content developments of the temporary exhibitions and publications and communicating the museum to various audiences and to the museums and academic worlds. She is the project leader and head curator of the exhibition and project Throwaway. The history of a modern crisis (2023-2024). Previously, Christine has been curator at La Fonderie, Brussels Museum for Labour and Industry (2002-2010). She is also scientific collaborator at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Research Centre Modern and Contemporary Worlds) and holds a PhD in History (2001, European University Institute, Florence - Université Libre de Bruxelles).

Estela Vallejo: After an 8-year global adventure featuring cultural and heritage projects in countries as diverse as India and England, Estela Vallejo has settled in Belgium working for the House of European History as part of the collection department. She is able to apply her special social skills to be in contact with museums from all over the world to bring some precious objects to display in the House of European History temporary exhibitions.