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Mundaneum, Mons

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The Mundaneum was an institution which aimed to gather together all the world's knowledge and classify it according to a system called the Universal Decimal Classification. It was developed at the turn of the 20th century by Belgian lawyers Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine. The Mundaneum has been identified as a milestone in the history of data collection and management, and (somewhat more tenuously) as a precursor to the Internet.
In the 21st century, the Mundaneum is a non-profit organisation based in Mons, Belgium, that runs an exhibition space, website and archive, which celebrate the legacy of the original Mundaneum.
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  • This museum has a rare collection of 'fiches'. A kind of internet on paper. Not spectacular but a nice illustration of mankind who tries to capture the world. Also an exposition of Belgium. 
    This museum has a rare collection of 'fiches'. A kind of internet on paper. Not spectacular but a nice illustration of mankind who tries to capture the world. Also an exposition of Belgium.  more »
  • This is hidden Gem, the content is mindblowing. Combining passion for making order in information and creating world peace, who would expect to find this in Mons. Its for free and easy to access. Go.....  more
    This is hidden Gem, the content is mindblowing. Combining passion for making order in information and creating world peace, who would expect to find this in Mons. Its for free and easy to access. Go.....  more »
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  • The place itself is great without the content and museum posters, reports and presentations. Which are extra mural learning for everyone.
  • Great place, well worth visiting.

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