Too little known, sometimes too modest, a pluralistic culture, in general terms – Walloon culture has its share of interesting features. Making this known to a broader audience was the purpose behind the publication of Histoire culturelle de la Wallonie (1), the product of collaboration between 32 researchers. This book is the first to retrace the evolution and the richness of Walloon culture, from its earliest days up to the present time. There are articles about photography, theatre, the cinema, museums, publishing and literature, and much more.
“In 2010, on the occasion of the 180th anniversary of Belgium, some of my colleagues and I , who had already worked together to produce a book (5), became aware that there was no book of this kind,” said Bruno Demoulin. “So we contacted the directors of the Fonds Mercator, who were interested in the idea, and we formed a group for the project.” The work soon began.
(1) Bruno DEMOULIN and al., Histoire culturelle de la Wallonie, Bruxelles, Fonds Mercator, 2012.