Léonce Demarez Space
From April 2013, the Aubechies- Beloeil Archéosite and Museum will welcome a new space about the (current,common,usual)ancient faiths and beliefs practised before the Christian era: Space Léonce Demarez, dedicated to the founder of the site.
Located in a partly reconstructed gallery of the Gallo-Roman sanctuary in Blicquy, this future exhibition centre will offer the visitors an original and innovative vision . Under the form of five medium-sized rooms and two smaller ones in a 170 m2 area
This space’s mission is to present and preserve at best permanent collections, which are the result of intensive research carried out on the Sanctuary site since 1978.
Thanks to a high quality set design( reconstructions,audiovisual equipment ,showcases, educational panels, etc…), the main pieces of the collection - more than 700 pieces - will be exhibited.These main items will be selected on the basis of their aesthetic,historical or archeological properties.Among original aerchological items, several quality facsimiles will be set off to advantage (Gundestrup cauldron, Frasnes Torque, God of Bouray,Manching tree,etc ….).
An important aspect will be discussed around the ancient temples and specific burial modes of Gallic and Roman periods. Various educational and scientific models from the recent archaeological data research data, mainly from Northern Gaul, will reproduce them on a smaller scale.
Reconstructing the history, the rites and explaining them, such will be the mission of this museum dedicated to ancient faiths and beliefs.