In Flanders Fields Museum
The In Flanders Fields Museum treats the history of the First World War in Flanders. It does so in a compelling way with a focus on personal histories and the landscape of war.
In Flanders Fields Museum – Lakenhallen– Grote Markt 34 – B 8900 Ypres – BELGIUM
Musée départemental de Flandre
Since it reopened in autumn 2010 the Musée départemental de Flandre of the Département of the Nord, in Cassel, is the first museum to be exclusively dedicated to highlighting the wonderfully diverse cultural identity of Flanders. This regional museum, which focuses on ancient and contemporary art, provides visitors with a cross-border view of Flanders and allows them to understand the diversity of Flemish culture. It originally opened in the Hôtel de la Noble-Cour in Cassel, an excellent example of sixteenth-century Flemish architecture, which has been listed as a Historical Monument since 1910.
Historial de la Grande Guerre
The Historial, Museum de la Grande Guerre is a highly recognised museum explaining the Great War in a different manner. It presents the social differences of three of the main belligerent nations who fought on the Western Front – Germany, France and Great Britain. Through a moving display, favouring understanding and emotion, it explains the historical and social dimensions of the conflict. In the centre of the Galleries – which follow the conflict chronologically – are shallow pits, displaying uniforms, military equipment and personal objects the soldiers might have carried. Displayed in show cabinets around the Galleries, are artefacts from civilian life. Aspects concerning everything from cultural to financial, artistic to educational, are evoked.
The unique quality of the museum presents the agony of the old world, but also shows the changes which brought that world into the 20th Century.
Caverne du Dragon-Musée du Chemin des Dames
The Caverne du Dragon-Musée du Chemin des Dames has been a remembrance site since the early 1920s. Since 1995 it is managed by the Département of the Aisne In a building overlooking the Aisne Valley, which was built in 1999 the museum welcomes visitors in a large exhibition space and reception area. The site also offers an exceptional panoramic view of the Chemin des Dames landscapes. The modern design and its high symbolic value emphasise the daily life of all these war veterans, regardless of their nationality.
La Caverne du Dragon-Musée du Chemin des Dames - Chemin des Dames - RD 18 CD -02160 Oulches-la-Vallée-Foulon – FRANCE Tel. +33 (0)3 23 251418 – Fax +33 (0)3 23 25 14 11 - www.caverne-du-dragon.fr – caverne(at)cg02(dot)fr
The Département of the Pas-de-Calais (Culture Directorate – Heritage, Museums and Remembrance Service and Directorate of Departmental Archives) and the Département of the Nord (Culture Directorate – Cooperation and European cultural projects Service and Departmental Archives) also participated in this project and helped implement it.