Result of the donation of the patron Roger Lemaire to the Institut Archéologique Liégeois (I.A.L.), the exhibition "Donation Lemaire | Pewter old Bibliophilia Engravings Archaeology" showcases an important collection of pewter, a library made up of old editions , paintings and engravings as well as archaeological objects. It pays tribute to Roger Lemaire, patron and humanist, and to his generosity for the benefit of the collections of the I.A.L and the museums of Liège. From 10.06.22 > 21.08.22. FREE ENTRANCE
On September 27, 1822, Jean-François Champollion sent Joseph-Bon Dacier, secretary of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, his famous letter in which he set out the general principles of hieroglyphic writing, which he had just discovered thanks to especially at the Rosetta Stone. This date marks the symbolic birth of scientific Egyptology. Two hundred years later, the Egyptology service of the University of Liège and the Museum and Cultural Center of the University of Liège, in partnership with the Grand Curtius, celebrate this discovery which will give access to the world of Egypt. ancient, still largely unknown. The exhibition retraces this curious, sometimes amusing history of the hieroglyphs which fueled a strong current of symbolic interpretation. Expo from March 4 to May 22, 2022.
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of the Liège composer, who truly revolutionised French music in the 19th century, the City of Liège is dedicating a one-year exhibition to César Franck, in collaboration with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège. The exhibition, which is installed in the permanent exhibition area, will run from 12.01.22 > 02.01.2023.
At the Grand Curtius, the 6th volume of Inner Space is a multidisciplinary event where artistic performances, video art, plastic art, concerts and encounters intersect. The forty or so artists represented there come from the Liège region, but more broadly from Belgium and Europe. They have been invited to propose an artistic intervention inspired by their encounter with the Grand Curtius collections.