Guided tour: "The book as a witness of the transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco"  


Saturday 28 March at 4pm

On Saturday 28 March, the Bibliotheca Wittockiana - Book Arts and Bookbinding Museum invites you to discover its outstanding books collection accompanied by the museum's director and curator.
Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles are strongly represented in the decorative arts, especially in bookbinding and cover illustrations. Famous architects and designers such as Henry van de Velde and Pierre Legrain designed motifs, lines and shapes for book covers and illustrations. In this exhibition of around twenty books from its collection, the Bibliotheca Wittockiana will show visitors the transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. This is an exceptionally rare chance for members of the public to see these books, which are normally stored in the reserve collection.

Practical Information

Price: 10€

Duration: 1hour

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Adress: Bibliotheca Wittockiana - rue du Bemel 23 - 1150 Brussel
Bus 36 (Jules César ou/of Mostinck) - Tram 39, 44 (Jules César)

Guided tour of the exhibition "Salon 1910 and other pre-war cars"

Sunday 29 March at 4pm

On Sunday 29 March let us guide you through 'Salon 1910' the new historical zone of Autoworld.

Did you know …

  • that the magnificent building that houses Autoworld since more than 30 years welcomed the first ever Motor and Cycle Show? It was from 1902 through to 1934, when the halls housing the present Musées de l’Automobile et de l’Air were joined. (at that time the Esplanade did not exist).
  • that the cars were tailor-made to order – somewhat similar to designer clothes? The future owner would purchase a chassis from the car brand and then call on a coachbuilder and together with him define the bodywork.

All that, and many other things, will be exhibited and explained in the new 1000m² zone: “Salon 1910”. Keeping to a period atmosphere, created thanks to photographs and reproductions, the visitor will be able to immerse himself in the first Salon. A showroom exhibiting chassis and coach-built cars, numerous blown up photographs, videos of the period and, it goes without saying, some thirty cars as those sold at the Motor Show during the beginning of the last century will liven up the zone looking to be eminently educational.

With “Salon 1910”, Autoworld fully reacquaints itself with its history, whilst enhancing the museum’s right wing.

Practical Information

Duration: 1h30

Price :10€/adult, 5€/child

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Adress : Autoworld, Parc du Cinquantenaire 11 Jubelpark - 1000
Metro 1, 5 (Merode) - Bus 27, 61, 80 (Merode) - Tram 81 (Merode)

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