Fascinating medicine of yesteryear, from Ambroise Paré to Louis Pasteur
More than 200 objects providing a remarkable illustration of the development of medicine and pharmacy from the 16th to the 19th century are thus presented in the cloisters and rooms of the « Hôpital Notre-Dame à la Rose ».
These objects are curious, challenging, original and attest above all to a period where craftsmen and doctors combined their knowledge to advance medical and scientific techniques. We could for that matter have subtitled this exhibition « Art in Human Hands » because all these instruments are as beautiful as they are disquieting and provide a glimpse into an age when the dexterity of surgeons was rivalled only by that of cutlers and makers of scientific instruments.
“Little death and great virtues ” duos from Véronique Poppe & Christian Rolet
“Little death and great virtues “, is a joint artistic project. Empathic and ironic. Reflexive and uninhibited. An exploration of the sacred bonds of marriage as well as a marriage of their vision with those of medicine and religious arts, which the Hospital Notre-Dame Hospital keeps alive, thus putting them in dialogue.
Picardy Wallonia is a vast and inviting green plain containing 330,000 inhabitants and located at the edge of Lille, Brussels, Mons and Courtrai.
It comprises 23 municipalities, 2 natural parks (Pays des Collines and Plaines de l’Escaut) and 3 heritage and commercial towns (Tournai, Ath and Mouscron). It offers its inhabitants and visitors a wide range of outdoor entertainment, miles of walks in a protected natural environment and many festive and sociable events.