Opened to the public in March 2009, after several years of work, the Grand Curtius, which is located in the historic heart of Liège and on the banks of the Meuse river, is one of the major hubs for museums in Liège. This museum site – which was built around a Mosan Renaissance building, constructed at the end of the 16th century or the beginning of the 17th century for Jean de Corte, known as Curtius, a rich arms and gunpowder dealer – has a total surface area of more than 5000 m² and houses exceptional collections of art and history. The Curtius Palace, which was built with red bricks, Meuse stones and mascarons and is a listed building in Wallonia's exceptional heritage, wears its colours beautifully.
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. Extensions > 30.10.22 FREE ENTRANCE
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.