Gallo-Roman Museum


Gallo-Roman Museum

Surface m2

125 m2



Timeless Beauty

This exhibition signals a departure from what you usually expect from the Gallo-Roman Museum. An evocative interplay of images of sensual nakedness by the art photographer Marc Lagrange, intriguing texts by Roman authors and authentic objects leading you deeper into the mysteries of feminine beauty.

How did women use make-up two thousand years ago? What kind of jewellery did they wear? What kind of items would a Roman beauty case contain? Practical implements and educational films provide an insight into how women in ancient Rome made themselves beautiful and pampered themselves. Contemporary women also talk about their perceptions of their bodies.

Timeless Beauty. Surprisingly, because they are modern, artistic nude photos. Antwerp’s top photographer Marc Lagrange was working on a series for the Gallo-Roman Museum, but died last year on holiday in Spain. Right in the preparations. Deputy for Culture Igor Philtjens decided to exhibit his life work together with Marc’s girlfriend.

Timeless Beauty: prepare yourself for a timelessly beautiful exhibition.