The Musée de la Gravure is the only one in Belgium specialised in contemporary engraving and imprinting practices. With more than 13,000 works and 1,600 local and international artists on display, the museum has gained international renown and continues to grow its portfolio of artists and activities. Born in 1988 out of the dream of a collective of artists with the help of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Musée de la Gravure was given a home when the municipality allocated an old swimming pool building to the arts. In 2010, they were offered an extension to the building, allowing them to gain 1,000 square meters spread over three floors for exhibitions, workshops and a conference room.