WIELS – CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
MAURICE CARÊME MUSEUM
ULB – MUSEUM OF MEDICINE
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE RESISTANCE
23 QUAI FERNAND DEMETS - LE COOP BUILDING (5th floor)
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STANDING GUIDES – Presentation by José Gotovitch of the documentary film “Osez la grève” (Dominique Dreyfus, Marie-Jo Pareja, 2016). In the spring of 1941, two strikes successively shook the Liège basin and the north of France. In the midst of the Occupation, nearly 200,000 workers and miners, pushed to the limit by unbearable living and working conditions, dared to defy the occupier. A social movement, unimaginable in such a context, with dramatic consequences, which deserves to be rediscovered today.
The National Museum of the Resistance is currently being renovated. Numerous objects and documents bear witness to the fight of women and men against the Nazi occupiers: the strength of their commitment, the reality of it and the risks they took. The COOP museum, in Anderlecht, offers a new perspective on the past and present of the working-class neighbourhoods around the Brussels canal. It recounts the history of the populations and the social and democratic struggles they have experienced since the industrial revolution.
The Museum of the Resistance and the COOP Museum devote an entire evening to an important event in social history and the Resistance. In the COOP’s permanent exhibition “The canal, another history of Brussels”, you can witness the rich social history of the canal districts. For this exhibition, the Museum of the Resistance has lent several of its collection pieces.