Immersion # Collection(s) # Seneffe>
A museum tour exploring the origins of our collections
Donations, bequests, deposits and acquisitions
The Domaine de Seneffe highlights various objects, pieces of silverware, paintings, photographs, pieces of furniture or decorative art elements from the "collections" of the museum. During your visit, you will be able to understand how this museum heritage was built. It mainly belongs to the Wallonia-Brussels Federation or has been deposited by collectors or cultural partners. You will discover who is behind the selected works and you will recognize the importance, for a public institution, to be able to orchestrate an exceptional heritage, which covers large areas related to silversmithing, the history of the castle or life in the eighteenth century...
Behind each object - or collection (s) - hides a story, big or small, ...
The objects leave a trace of the lives of those who designed or used them, the passionate collectors or the institutions that saved them.
It will also allow you to tell the difference between donations, deposits, bequests, acquisitions... You will learn how the collection of the museum of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation was built. You will see how and why links are forged between different institutions or museums.
This is an opportunity for you visitors to discover the hidden side of the Seneffe Museum and to understand how it highlights these objects. It's up to you to take another look at their exciting history, the craftsmen who made them, the owners who owned them and the depositaries who passed them on.
The collection consists mainly of works belonging to the French Community of Belgium/ Federation Wallonia-Brussels.