The "Antarctica" gallery illustrates the expeditions Belgium conducted on the white continent, in close cooperation with Defence. Through a modern and dynamic scenography the visitor travels in time: from the Belgica voyage in 1897-1899, over the King Baudouin station in 1957-1960 up to the current Princess Elisabeth station.
The RMM in this way is the first Belgian institute to present hitherto unrevealed objects used during the Belgica expedition.
The "Antarctica" gallery is a realisation by the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, in joint operation with: Defence, the Belgian Polar Secretariat, BELSPO, Régie des Bâtiments/Regie der Gebouwen, the Museum of Natural Science and the de Gerlache and Lecointe families.
(Pictures: copyright: Defence)