Musée de la Photographie
The Musée de la Photographie, holding a representative collection tracing the world history of photography (80.000 images and 3 million preserved negatives), has positioned itself as a reference in the field of photography in Europe. Housed since 1987 in a neo-gothic building - a former Carmelite convent - in Mont-sur-Marchienne near Charleroi, the museum has undergone major works, headed by the Brussels-based architecture firm l'Escaut. The museum's new wing includes a library, a conference and projection room, a cafeteria, a workshop for children and exhibition rooms for the presentation of contemporary large format photography. The construction methods employed, such as the use of cross-laminated, solid wood panels as structural supports for the cantilever, drawing on the experience of Yves Weinand in the field of stability, make it the first of its kind in Europe. Visual artist Jeanine Cohen contributed with the colouring of the fine aluminium profiles covering the façade.