Visions, ethics and goals
Through what we do, we want to raise the profile of the Celtic identity (know who they are, when and where they lived, the different populations of which they were made up etc.), as well as the heritage that they have passed down to us.
Vision for welcoming visitors
The Museum is easily accessible to schools and families, as well as anybody interested in finding out more about the Celts and the discoveries made in the Ardennes.
To study the Celts, we use historic scientific methods, as well as archaeology. The latter, by definition, is based on studying physical remains. There are all sorts of different ways to interpret them, particularly in less tangible areas such as their mentality, beliefs and values.
We prefer to remember the limitations of our knowledge rather than extrapolating from inadequate foundations.
As well as this, since the 19th century, the image of “our ancestors, the Gauls”, has sometimes been used for political and nationalist ends: we feel that this kind of ideological misrepresentation is inappropriate.
As a Museum that is officially recognised by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, our goals are as follows: acquiring collections, taking care of and preserving them, scientific research and disseminating information.
These are in keeping with the goals of the not-for-profit organisation.