18 June 2020 – Brussels-based museum House of European History has reopened to the public with a new display from Belgium and across Europe entitled “Documenting Covid”. The curated selection of objects reveal the deep social, economic and cultural impact caused by the pandemic, as well as common themes of solidarity, hope and resilience during the adversity. Objects include a large banner from School No. 16 in Schaerbeek, Brussels, a 3D-printed face shield from Bulgaria, and black umbrella from protests in Poland.
House of European History reopens with new “Documenting Covid” display
We are delighted to welcome visitors back to our museum. Over the last few months our museum has collected testimonies and objects which express community-building and creativity in the face of adversity. We look forward to present these elements, share stories and start conversations with our visitors about hope and life during a pandemic. — Museum Director, Dr. Constanze Itzel
In order to create a safe experience, the museum has enhanced its offer and adopted a range of safety measures:
Visitors can listen to new audio guides in French, Dutch and English and German on their own mobile devices and earphones. Tablet guides are still be available in 24 languages and will be disinfected after each use.
Facemasks are mandatory for all visitors above the age of 12.