Program (in preparation)

Belgian refugees in WW1

temporary exhibition in 2025

The First World War never attracted as much attention as in 2014-2018, the years of the century commemoration. Commemorations and research were devoted to different aspects of the war and yet various themes were neglected in many ways. Refugees in the First World War certainly belong to the latter category. That is why IFFM will carry out new research in this area in the coming years. By 2024, the research results will be incorporated into a new temporary exhibition on Belgian refugees in the First World War, exactly twenty years after the museum first organised a high-profile exhibition on this theme.

what we (still) are looking for

  • Do you know refugee stories from during the war from your own family history?
  • Are the refugees of 1914-1918 of your municipality mapped (a list, a publication, research by a local circle,  ... )?

project management

Annick Vandenbilcke
Pieter Trogh
0032 (0)57 239 450