The museum

A museum for printmaking

Le Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

The Centre for engravings is a museum dedicated to the art of printing, a unique collection, original exhibitions and an educative offer with multiple facets. It's a beautiful space that was renovated and extended in 2011.

Just like a jewel box hidden in the city centre of La Louvière, the Centre for engravings is revealing the multiple facets of the contemporary prints.

The educative department is developing many different activities: guided tours, printmaking workshops for adults and children, pedagogical sets, open-air animations and long-term educative actions.


At 40 minutes’ drive from Brussels, the Centre for engravings is a polyvalent meeting, creation and research place dedicated to the contemporary prints.

Its amazing collection of 12.500 art works made by 1.640 Belgian and foreign artists shows the wealth of modern and contemporary art from the second half of the 20th century onwards. A documentation centre, an engraving atelier as well as a conference and projection room allow all types of public to access the different facets of the art of printing.

This lively and dynamic museum, established in the rue des Amours in 1988, was entirely renovated and extended in 2011.

Art lovers, collectors, students, families, …; anyone can get initiated to the art of printmaking by means of original activities conceived around each exhibition.