André Jacqmain's emblematic Library of Science in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, is recently transformed in a museum. Designed and built between 1969 and 1975, it is one of the first buildings to have been erected after the University’s move to Walloon territory.
Symbolically and through its monumental character, it was intended to embody the University and proclaim its intellectual role. The furnishings designed by Jules Wabbes and intended for what was originally a library, will be partially reused in the museum.
The new museum’s artworks, objects from different civilizations and scientific inventions present a view of humans as creators and inventors, drawing on tradition to seek meaning in their lives, improve their circumstances, mark their passing and in this way construct culture.