“Our mission is to serve and respect all sections of society, bringing together research, economic development, and
creativity – and definitely not forgetting pleasure!” says Isabelle Vanhoonacker, one of the museums’ directors. “We’ve evolved responses that cater to children, adults, the disadvantaged or disabled, Belgian and foreign alike… but also encompass social and technological change. We’re striving to make the museums a fascinating environment where knowledge is passed on, participation and creativity are nurtured, and culture is a common right.