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Mundaneum

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This was a very interesting museum. You can see lots of history of collection and representation of... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2016
JornTv
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Stavanger, Norway
Great to see the Google of paper

Interesting to see how a man put so much effort in collection all data of his time frame. Great... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
Eilko B
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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The Mundaneum was created in Brussels (capital of Europe, Belgium) at the beginning of the 20th century by Paul Otlet and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henri La Fontaine. It used to be an international documentation Centre aimed at gathering, indexing...more
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Fascinating to see the paper google. The building and setup of the museum is perfect. The only problem with this museum is that, in the end, it is a large collection of index cards. During our visit there was an exposition about peace which was...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Maarteke
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Mundaneum is a true discovery in every sense of the word. One gets to see how people dealt with knowledge, infographics, statistics, infomapping long before the internet era. A must when visiting Mons and simply a wonderful site to visit both with families, children, groups,...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This was a very interesting museum. You can see lots of history of collection and representation of information. That might sound a bit dull, but there's a big focus on visual representation, which makes it much better. When I was visiting it was only 40...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Interesting to see how a man put so much effort in collection all data of his time frame. Great stories and interesting temp exhibition showing data as art.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Eilko B
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is frankly one of the most interesting museums I have visited. it illustrates excellently the story about Otlet who with a late 19th century commitment, vision, and talent but also very naively believes that the driving force in developing our society is information -...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

One of the most interesting and unusual museum's we've ever visited! Many helpful people who would explain everything there is to know about it.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Visited in a large group (over 20) and had a guided tour. Whilst the guide was enthusiastic, it would have been better to go round at our own pace. Some really interesting things, can easily spend and hour here.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank AliceShaw94
Reviewed 20 July 2015

La Fontaine and Otlet envisaged a town that housed the world's information and encouraged collaboration and peace between all countries. The methods described by Otlet using telephones, TV screens and a central storage facility for information predates the formation of the World Wide Web and...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank EBurd89
Reviewed 20 May 2015

A must seen with children, if you visit Mons which is a little bit a counterpart of Bruges but in Wallonia. The visit of the museum doesn't need to take much time, but it explains the idea of a Belgian Nobel price winner..

Date of experience: June 2014
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