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COVID-19 - Update: All State Archives repositories closed until further notice as from 3. November 2020

As from Tuesday 3 November 2020, the State Archives shall again close all reading rooms and premises accessible to the public. The health crisis and the additional measures in the fight against COVID-19 force us once again to enter a period of minimal service. However, behind the screens we remain at your disposal and more than ever committed to making our archives accessible online for research.

Reading rooms closed in the Brussels-Capital Region

On Saturday 24 October 2020 new measures were taken in the Brussels-Capital Region to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday 26 October 2020, all cultural sites are closed and telework becomes mandatory where possible. The aim of these new measures is to reduce the number of social contacts and to restrict movements. The State Archives are affected by these measures, among others concerning our reading rooms in the Brussels-Capital Region. The reading room of the following services are closed until further notice: National Archives of Belgium, National Archives 2 - Joseph Cuvelier repository, State Archives in Brussels, Archives of the Royal Palace , Archives Service for War Victims and CegeSoma. These services can still be contacted by phone, but contact by e-mail is preferred.

Temporary closure on the first Saturdays of the month of the State Archives in Arlon, Liège, Mons and Namur

Due to the Covid 19 crisis, the State Archives are forced to temporarily adjust their services on Saturdays. So far, four reading rooms were open to the public on the first Saturday of the month: in Mons, Namur, Liège and Arlon. For the next four months, the reading rooms in the aforementioned State Archives will also be closed on the first Saturday of the month. This means September 5th , October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th. A possible reopening at the beginning of 2021 will be communicated in good time. Thank you for your understanding. e-Procurement