3.7 - 3.11.2019
This is not a collection
A child Jesus that moves, spiritual medicines, liturgical toys... Over the centuries, people have expressed their faith in various ways, trying to make the intangible tangible. The resulting heritage is highly diverse.
Taking a fresh and contemporary approach, PARCUM gives us a closer look at this multifaceted religious heritage. This is not a collection (3.07.2019 – 3.11.2019) sets masterpieces, exceptional items and everyday pieces from its own collection alongside the work of contemporary artists Guillaume Bijl, David Claerbout, Berlinde De Bruyckere and Ria Pacquée.
Some might say that heritage cannot be sustained in a sustainable way. But nothing is less true. During Heritage Day ('Open Monumentendag'), you can visit 16 monuments in Leuven that prove that heritage and sustainability go hand in hand. Park Abbey is one of them.
You can visit the abbey, its brand new brewery, PARCUM and the Saint John the Evangelist church - all free of charge. Also, the Alamire Foundation gives demonstrations in The House of Polyphony (Maria's Gate) and The Library of Voices (St. Norbert's Gate).
Every Saturday and Sunday (at 2 pm)
Every weekend, there are guided tours for individuals at Park Abbey. A guide takes you to the heart of the abbey under restoration. During the tour you are given a unique look behind the scenes of different sections of the building, such as the cloister, the chapter house, etc.
Every Wednesday (5-6 pm)
Peace Carillon concert
Every Wednesday evening from 5 to 6 p.m., Luc Rombouts, coordinator and driving force behind the Peace Carillon, plays a suitable, varied repertoire on the peace(ful) instrument. The carillonneur will also play a few requests during his weekly performances. There may also be additional performances for special occasions.