• Ambassador of Bulgaria Emilia Stefanova and Joseph Pirotta

    Ambassador of Bulgaria Emilia Stefanova and Joseph Pirotta

  • Hamezeh Al-Omari and Anna Rita Tamtoni

    Hamezeh Al-Omari and Anna Rita Tamtoni

  • Ambassador of Belgium Jean-Luc Bodson and Sakias Tameo

    Ambassador of Belgium Jean-Luc Bodson and Sakias Tameo

  • Stephanie Mbombo and her husband the Ambassador of Belgium Jean-Luc Bodson

    Stephanie Mbombo and her husband the Ambassador of Belgium Jean-Luc Bodson

  • Paul and Paula Hogan with Wing Commander Carol Abraham

    Paul and Paula Hogan with Wing Commander Carol Abraham

  • David Dewar and Matthew Ayers

    David Dewar and Matthew Ayers

  • Captain Yann Marboeuf and Richard Powell

    Captain Yann Marboeuf and Richard Powell

  • Dave Chalmers, Leonie Mack and Nerrilaa Cuthbertson

    Dave Chalmers, Leonie Mack and Nerrilaa Cuthbertson

  • Ian Cartwright, Anne and Tony Jensen and Chris Jobson

    Ian Cartwright, Anne and Tony Jensen and Chris Jobson

  • Lutgart Uten and Raymond Canning

    Lutgart Uten and Raymond Canning

Embassy of Belgium Exhibition Launch

26 May 2016

The embassy residence of Belgium is an elegant European style townhouse with an entrance foyer that soars and was the perfect space for a gathering to launch a travelling exhibition with for a change Belgian beer and soft drinks for guests.

How nice it was and on a wintery Canberra night I could imagine how much we’d have indulged if it was still a balmy autumnal night, if beer was your regular tipple.

The exhibition called “The Belgians have not forgotten” designed by the Memorial Museum of Passchendaele in Belgium will  tour through Australia and New Zealand. There are four cities in Australia and four in New Zealand where the exhibition will stay for a month and interestingly the places chosen reflect the recruitment drives in those places for young men to go to what was called later The Great War.

The collection includes photographs, movies, art work and artefacts from the battlefield, showing the sacrifice in those conflicts by so many Australians and New Zealanders, and is a unique tribute commemorating that time 100 years ago.

And as a special surprise for guests the embassy had from the House of Anvers in Tasmania a gift of chocolate pralines filled with golden syrup and pieces of Anzac biscuits. Delicious!

So from Launceston to Warnambool , Dubbo and Hervey Bay in Australia families and friends will be able to see this unique collection with the imprimatur that resonates,  “The Belgians have not forgotten”.