Grand Curtius Museum
Liège, Belgium, 2018
In the heart of Liege lies the Grand Curtius, a museum complex housing important collections of artworks. The building, an early 17th century structure, was property of Jean de Corte, also known as Curtius, a wealthy arms and gunpowder dealer of the time.
Jean de Corte’s Arms Museum is one of the oldest museums in Liege. It houses a vast collection of weaponry that reflects the technological evolution of said craft for over four centuries. MUEVO was recently selected to construct new display cases for the museum’s new permanent exhibition of the weapons collection, which is developed on three levels. The first level, for example, which was completed in 2018, only features weapons that were used in hunting and defense.
The challenge for MUEVO’s team in this case was the relationship between weight and endurance. The condition of the museum’s building did not permit the installation of heavy artillery and standard system display cases. Our engineers, thus developed custom, lightweight constructions, specifically designed to address this issue and appropriately present the museum’s weapon collection.