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You might want to visit these museums during your stay in Leuven.

PARCUM (Louvain)

PARCUM is a Flemish Government recognized museum and center of expertise for religious art and culture. Their advisers help local authorities and heritage managers of various faiths to give religious heritage a meaningful future. Thanks to their regional activities, they have a good overview of everything that is happening in the region.

The museum exhibits the PARCUM and Park Abbey religious heritage collection. It also presents temporary thematic exhibitions at the confluence of religion, art and culture. The latter introduce people to the often unseen heritage of churches, abbeys and monasteries. In today’s multi-religious and highly diverse society, particular attention is paid here to promoting dialogue.

As well as managing and exhibiting their own religious heritage collection, they also carry out heritage research and play a key role in the overseeing of the religious heritage landscape.

MMuseum (Louvain)

After 200 years, the M-collection of the MMuseum now comprises more than 52,000 works. Having developed from an 18th-century cabinet of curiosities in Leuven town hall, the collection has a special focus on artworks from Leuven and Brabant. They also have more than 500 pieces in our collection of contemporary art, representing a cross-section of post-1945 Belgian art. In other words, the collection is exceptionally rich.