23.03.2018 > 19.08.2018
Held at the dawn of the “Golden Sixties”, Expo 58 was the first international exhibition to take place after the Second World War. A celebration of the return to peace, humanism and modernity. Expo 58 made a striking impact and has become part of the collective memory of the Belgian nation ever since. Everyone has their own recollection of the event, an anecdote, or a family photo.
To commemorate its sixtieth anniversary, the Atomium and the Design Museum Brussels – will be celebrating this magical and glamorous event with a programme of three exhibitions collectively entitled Galaxy 58. Galaxy 58.
The Design Museum Brussels Design Museum will also be presenting Podium 58, in collaboration with the Fashion and Lace Museum. This exhibition will show the visitors to the Expo strolling along its alleyways dressed in their Sunday best, as the old rubbed shoulders with the new in a world undergoing dramatic changes on the eve of the Swinging Sixties.