Cartoon museum meeting 2012

the 4th cartoon museum meeting will be held in Kruishoutem – Belgium

Kruishoutem and Eggs 2012/09/06

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Kruishoutem is well known as the Village of Eggs.

Since 1670 Kruishoutem had for the very first time permission to organize every year on the 26th of June a market.

Since 1841 the weekly market, on Tuesday, was exclusively for vegetables and very soon the selling of Eggs dominated the whole market. After the Second World War, Kruishoutem became the most important market of Eggs, and it still kept growing.

So in the fifties, Kruishoutem was even the most important Egg market in Western Europe. In 1962 about 75 million of Eggs were sold. Still today the prize of the Eggs is determined every Tuesday in Kruishoutem.

Because Kruishoutem was so proud on his Egg Market in 1955 the village started a yearly ‘Egg Festival’ at Eastern. A ‘Queen of Eggs’ and ‘Farmer of Eggs’ are elected and on Monday eggs (on a parachute) are dropped out of the Church Tower. Thousands of people come to see the colorful spectacle and like to grab a little egg. It was on the occasion of this festival that a local cultural organization decided in 1978 to organize the first cartoon exhibition ever in Kruishoutem. The next year a contest for Flemish cartoonists was organized about the theme ‘Chicken and egg’. It was the beginning of the Euro-kartoenale and the European Cartoon Center.

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Cartoon by Philippe Bossens

 

Guide of Cartoon and Caricature Museums around the world 2012/05/23

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At the 4th cartoon museum conference we will present the ‘Guide of Cartoon and Caricature Museums around the world’.

The aim of the guide is to inform the general public about the cartoon and caricature museums. The guide will be published in English and can be downloaded for free at our and other websites.

It is a practicial informative guide with information about the accesibility of the museums, what you can see, the facilities, contact information and other interesting places to visit in the neighborhoud.

We hope that the guide will inspire tourists and cartoon lovers to visit one of the cartoon museums on a holiday.

All cartoon and caricature museums can be published in the guide for free. Please sent us a mail to get some more information (saskia.gheysens@telenet.be)

 

Hotels in Brussels 2012/02/27

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Some participants like to stay a few more days in Brussels and ask us which hotels to choose. Difficult question, but here we give a little list of hotels in the historical heart of Brussels and near to the major art museums.

Budget en Middle Class hotels

  • Hotel La Madeleine – Rue de la Montagne 22 – 1000 Brussels
  • Hotel Opera – Rue Gétry 53 – 1000 Brussels
  • Hotel des Colonnes – Rue des Croisades 6 -10 – 1210 Brussels
  • Hotel Siru – Rue des Croisades 2 – 1210 Brussels
  • Hotel du Congres – Rue du Congres – 1000 Brussels
  • Hotel Saint Nicolas – Rue Marché aux Poulets 32 – 1000 Brussels

4-star hotels

  • Sandton Brussels Centre – Rue des Paroissien 15 -27 – 1000 Brussels
  • Crown Plaza Brussels Le Palace – Rue Gineste 3 – 1210 Brussels
  • NH Grand Place Arenberg – Rue d’Assaut 15 – 1000 Brussels
  • Novotel Brussels off Grand Place – Rue du Marché aux Herbes 120 – 1000 Brussels

You can find good and cheaper hotels in other parts of Brussels, the subway (metro) makes it easy to go to the city center.

Check www.booking.com for more hotels and your reservations.

Leuven

It only takes less than 20 minutes by train from the nice university town ‘Leuven’ to the historical center of Brussels (railway station Brussels Central) and it has a direct train to the airport. Some hotels in Leuven are:

Budget Hotels near the railway station:

  • Hotel Malon – Martelarenplein 15 – 3000 Leuven
  • Etap Hotel Leuven – Martelarenlaan 10 – 3010 Leuven
  • Hotel La Royal – Martelarenplein 6 – 3000 Leuven
  • Mille Colonnes – Martelarenplein 5 – 3000 Leuven

A nice view on the Beguinage:

  • Guesthouse Begijnhof – Schapenstraat 97 – 3000  Leuven

You can book all these hotels on www.booking.com

 

 

 

 

Brugge

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If you like to stay a little longer in Belgium after the conference, we’ll recomment you to visit the beautiful town of Bruges. The New York Times published an article about this Belgian pearl last week.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/travel/a-weekend-in-bruges-beyond-cobbled-lanes-and-medieval-canals.html?src=tp

 

Chocolate trail 2012/01/01

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You do not like Belgian Beers? Perhaps the Belgian Chocolates can convince  you about the great taste of Belgians. If you come to the Cartoon Museum Meeting in Kruishoutem you definitly have to try this great Belgian tresor. Read more in this article in the New York Times.

 

Belgian beers 2011/12/18

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As you might know Belgian is famous for its beers. The economist published an article about how  a small country as Belgium came to dominate the world of beermaking.

http://www.economist.com/node/21541708?fsrc=scn/tw/te/ar/brewedforce

 

 
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