To mark its 60th anniversary, the Atomium will be launching various activities from March 2018 onwards. These will include exhibitions, events and products honouring this ever-iconic symbol of Brussels and Belgium.
The activities planned for this year will begin on the 23, 24 and 25 March 2018, with a special festive weekend to mark the anniversary. On this occasion, the Atomium will present a hitherto unseen comic book entitled “Sourire 58” (“Smile 58”), created by Patrick Weber and Baudouin Deville, both fans of the fifties and of Expo 58.
In addition to three exhibitions held at the Atomium and at the ADAM-Brussels Design Museum, collectively entitled Galaxy 58, the programme of activities will feature several events that will take place at intervals throughout the year, including a rock festival, summer firework displays and a large vintage bric-a brac fair. Limited edition items will also be created for the occasion, including a MeisterSinger watch and a batch of beer from the Flobecq brewery, Flo58. A splendid concert given by the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia will round off the programme in the autumn of 2018.
Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Costume and Lace in Brussels, this exhibition displays images of visitors strolling around Expo 58 in their Sunday best on the eve of the Swinging Sixties, at a time when the old and the new confronted one another in a dramatically changing world.