Brussels Heritage Days
For Brussels Heritage Days 2021, join a member of our museum’s team for a welcome in English, French or Dutch. Come along and delve into the history of the Eastman building to discover how a dental institute became a history museum!
The George Eastman Dental Institute, inaugurated in 1935, was originally designed by the Swiss architect Michel Polak. Now home to the House of European History, a European Parliament project, it was officially opened to the public in 2017 following a renovation and extension carried out by the architecture firm Chaix & Morel.
On the afternoon of 18 and 19 September, we invite you to discover more about the history behind this architectural and cultural gem. Learn more about how the building was designed and built in the 1930s in line with the hospital architecture of the time, and then redesigned and modified 80 years later in keeping with the standards of contemporary museum architecture.
To honour this year's Heritage Days theme ‘Meeting Points’, we will explore how, throughout the Eastman building’s history, its projects were conceived with the aim of offering a space for human contact, conviviality and care – something the recent pandemic has proven essential to our society.
Don’t hesitate to also visit the Hemicycle of the European Parliament to soak up the exciting atmosphere of the world’s most multilingual parliament. Find out about its powers and role and how it represents 477 million citizens across Europe with the help of a multimedia guided visit available on 24 EU languages or ask your questions to one of our experimented speakers during a Hemicycle talk (available in FR and EN, other languages depending on the availability) and discover how you can contribute to the Conference on the future of Europe.
Sat. & Sun at 16:00 (in English); 14:00 (in French); 15:00 (in Dutch).