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Exploring Lëtzebuerg City Museum
Free – $15.00
Join Guy Thewes as he takes us on a virtual tour of the Lëtzebuerg City Museum.
This talk takes you on a virtual tour of Luxembourg through the collections of the Lëtzebuerg City Museum. The museum is located in the heart of the old town since 1996. Its spectacular architecture is much like a metaphor of the city of Luxembourg itself, its jagged relief, its maze of streets and houses, and its various historical layers. A special feature is the big glass elevator, which leads on a journey through the entire length of the museum, from its rocky depths, through the medieval caves, to its 19th century parlours. The turbulent past of the city of Luxembourg is a condensed reflection of European history. The permanent exhibition retraces a thousand years of history of a city, which has gone from a medieval town and fortress to the capital of an independent State and seat of important European institutions. Historical objects, urban models and multimedia tools give insight into everyday life of its citizens past and present. You will discover the first document mentioning the original name “Lucilinburhuc”, the real throne used by the Grand Duke at his inauguration, the impressive panorama painted by the French artist Antoine Fontaine, and many more testimonies of an exciting heritage.
Digitally access the Lëtzebuerg City Museum here.
This program will be offered through Zoom. Members, please sign in when requesting your ticket.* The Zoom link will be emailed after ticket purchase, and we will send a reminder email a day or two prior to the event.
*Tickets are per device. If multiple people plan to watch from the same computer, only one ticket is needed.
About the Speaker:
Guy Thewes studied history at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and completed his doctorate at the University of Luxembourg. His dissertation on the supply and financing of the army in the Austrian Netherlands in the 18th century was published by Böhlau (Vienna) in 2012. He was appointed historian by the City of Luxembourg in 1993 and was curator at the city’s History Museum. In addition to numerous exhibitions, he is the author of academic publications in the field of urban, social and military history. Since 2018, he has directed the Lëtzebuerg City Museum and Villa Vauban, the city’s art museum.