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COVID-19 : [Frontline Medics]

New temporary exhibition at the Royal Army Museum!

In March 2020, our country went in lockdown for the first time, due to a novel and unknown coronavirus. This virus has hit hard, especially in residential care centers. Logistical and medical assistance quickly became necessary, and the medical component of the Defense was called upon for this purpose.

It is in this context that the 1st reserve petty officer of the 3EMI and professional photographer at the War Heritage Institute, Jerusalem Piérard, was commissioned to capture this mission, respecting sanitary and customary rules.

Piérard's photographic work aims to give the public a picture of the daily life of the soldiers of the Medical Component, who acted calm and with great professionalism against the virus enemy.

Above all, this exhibition is a tribute to all those who endured this unprecedented crisis: the victims, the aid workers, the families, the friends,…

Useful information

Where: Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, Parc du Cinquantenaire 3, 1000 Brussels

When: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Until April 8, 2022

Price: no additional cost to the museum entrance fee