Museum & centre of expertise

PARCUM is a Flemish Government recognised museum and centre of expertise for religious art and culture. At PARCUM we believe that religious heritage can be a source of inspiration and an invitation to dialogue, for everyone.

Religieuze elementen

Museum

PARCUM presents temporary thematic exhibitions at the confluence of religion, art and culture. These are usually based on the otherwise often unseen heritage of our churches, abbeys and monasteries.

Heritage advice

Besides being a museum, PARCUM is also a centre of expertise for the religious heritage of Flanders and Brussels. Our regional advisors are happy to help you with all your heritage-related questions

Collection

PARCUM conserves and provides access to its own diverse collection of cultural items and works of art that bear witness to the rich religious culture of Flanders over the past fifteen centuries.
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Now at the museum

On the move

6.05.22 - 28.08.22

Join us on a journey along religious routes, meet holy companions and visit places of pilgrimage. This thematic exhibition sheds light on various aspects of being 'on the road' in religion.

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project in the spotlight

Depot churches in Flanders

Want to set up a heritage depot in a church? This study maps out the challenges and opportunities.

Why we do what we do

At PARCUM we believe that religious heritage can be a source of inspiration and an invitation to dialogue, for everyone. Our first concern is therefore to bring out and highlight every aspect of that religious heritage. Together with all those involved, we search for innovative, broad-based solutions.

We believe religious heritage is relevant to everyone because:

Religious heritage is inherently current; it’s a part of who we are.
Religious heritage has many layers; understanding them adds meaning.
With care and creativity, religious heritage can be brought to life and made relevant to new generations.
Working around religious heritage interlinks people and groups.