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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 13 September
After its grand opening in May was delayed due to coronavirus, Brussels' newest museum, KBR, finally opens its doors to the public this Friday. The new name indicates a broadening of the Royal Library's mission. It will remain an essential place of research with its eight million documents but will also provide a complete cultural programme. Co-curator Elena Savini describes the core of the library's collection which is the peerless set of illuminated manuscripts assembled by the Dukes of Burgundy over 600 years ago which will be on display in the museum.
Move One Million protest in Brussels
Protestors, concerned with the deterioration of the socio-economic situation in South Africa, gathered in Brussels last week. The group of South African Belgians were part of a worldwide campaign called Move One Million whose aim is to raise international awareness about the worrying state of affairs in the country. South Africa reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic with one of the most extreme lockdowns in the world. To date there have been 636,884 cases of the virus in the country and 14,779 deaths. Tineke Remant and Natascha Proost were among those present.
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