The permanent collections
The CEDARC has mainly constituted his collections thank to his own excavations, realised since 1980 in the Southern Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse. These discoveries are shown in the room about the regional archaeology.
The collections nearly encompass the whole period of human presence in the region, from the prehistory to the end of the gallo-roman period. The Musée du Malgré-Tout exhibits the oldest objects found in the region, included the exceptional Neanderthal tooth from Couvin (- 46 000 years), magnificent discoveries from the Neolithic, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and from the regional gallo-roman sanctuaries and villae. This long work allowed the Museum to become the depository for all the discoveries realised on the Couvin, Doische and Viroinval territories.
The collections has been expanded by lots of permanent deposition and donations made by local individuals and associations. Our moulding services has also allowed the reproduction of many exceptional pieces illustrating the evolution of man and his techniques in the Gallery of the Prehistory.
A few pieces from the Cedarc's collections are on loan in differents exhibitions. You may discover them here.