Luxembourg's Colonial Past

Luxembourg's Colonial Past

08.04.2022 - 06.11.2022

The exhibition was dedicated to Luxembourg's colonial past.

"Although the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg never exercised political authority over any foreign territory or any of the populations residing there, during the 19th and 20th centuries numerous Luxembourg men and women left to live and work in the colonies of other European states. Abroad, they held all kinds of positions and worked as soldiers, scientists, businessmen, missionaries and even as colonial officials. In fact, Luxembourg actively recruited people for colonial service in the Belgian Congo."

„Luxembourg’s Colonial Past | Nationalmusée“. MNAHA,

Here are some objects that were exhibited at the time

  • Tobacco jar, after 1928
  • Carved chair, around 19xx (?)
  • Comb
  • Wagogo bells, around 18xx (?)

Find more documents in our archives

The exhibition is listed under the reference LU-MNHA-EX-01-01-2022-01. The archives contain, among other documents, the exhibition poster, a list of objects, correspondence and invitation cards.

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