The exhibition space has both a permanent exhibition on the history of cinema, as well as temporary exhibitions on various topics. All Expos are freely accessible (without a movie ticket!).
In the Wunderkammer, the history of film is brought to life through various interactive showcases, starting from the Chinese shadow play to the cinematograph of the Lumière brothers.
Through the working mechanisms in each display case, you will discover how important inventions and objects are put together and were applied. Not only magical to watch, but also ideal for learning to understand all the principles that come together in film. A guide with explanations is available at the counter.
Take a look at our object collection.
09.06.2021 - 31.08.2021
Fernand Schirren was not only a composer, musician and indispensable rhythm teacher with Béjart and Anne-Teresa de Keersmaeker, he was also the main pianist who accompanied silent films at CINEMATEK from the founding of the Filmmuseum in 1962 up to 1982.
One hundred years ago, Jacques Ledoux was born. This autumn, we pay tribute to the man who shaped CINEMATEK to become both an institution that cannot be ignored at the international level, as well as a place of exchange where, every day, the adventure of the 7th art is carefully exhibited in the widest possible spectrum.
05.03.2022 - 18.04.2022
On March 5, 2022, CINEMATEK will celebrate the centenary of Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Italian genius who, with his multifaceted and gigantic oeuvre of films, literature and journalistic work, is still a relevant pedagogue and poet today. We will do this through the work of artist Chantal Vey.
May 1, 2021 > May 31, 2022 Current
In de Wunderkammer wordt de voorgeschiedenis van film tot leven gewekt door verschillende interactieve vitrines, beginnend bij het Chinese schaduwspel tot de cinematograaf van de broers Lumière.
Jun 9, 2021 > Aug 31, 2021 Current
Discover the life and work of Fernand Schirren (1920-2001) through personal objects, film footage and archival documents, including the recently published manuscript "Le pianiste accompagnateur de films muets".
Sep 15, 2021 > Feb 27, 2022 Upcoming
One hundred years ago, Jacques Ledoux was born. This autumn, we pay tribute to the man who shaped CINEMATEK to become both an institution that cannot be ignored at the international level and also a place of exchange where, every day, the adventure of the 7th art is carefully exhibited in the widest possible spectrum.
Mar 5, 2022 > Apr 18, 2022 Upcoming