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Temporary exhibition: Universal Human Rights

10.02.2022 - 11.12.2022

Universal is an all-encompassing word… It may even include the whole universe… But what does it mean when you combine it with ‘human rights’?

This exhibition catapults you into the world of universal human rights. Discover their origins for whom they are important and why they matter.

What is their impact on your life? And what is your role in this immense system?

An exhibition for -how could it not- everyone.


All the visitors can learn about their rights in this three-part exhibition full of interesting facts and inspiring figureheads, in which difficult dilemmas and current affairs are also addressed.

The exhibition starts with the universal shock caused by the Second World War and the concentration camps. Many countries around the world worked together and on 10 December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Declaration of Universal Human Rights.

The founding fathers could build on a solid foundation from the past. In the exhibition, relevant examples and (art) objects from ancient laws and religions are shown. Philosophy and human nature are also consulted in this second part.

In the third part, we see inspiring pioneers, successful activists from the past and present despite all opposition and violations. A number of well-known Belgians come out for their personal struggle and share their dilemmas.

  • Dutch, French, English
  • Kazerne Dossin, Museum: -1 and ground floor
  • 1,5h
  • €10
    -21 years old: €5
  • Reservations are not required for individual visits or groups smaller than 15 people.