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Temporary exhibition "Covid-19 : Frontline medics", Provinciehuis Leuven

Temporary exhibition "Covid-19 : Frontline medics", Provinciehuis Leuven

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Temporary exhibition "Covid-19 : Frontline medics’", Provinciehuis Leuven

In March 2020, our country went in lockdown for the first time, due to a novel and unknown coronavirus. This virus has hit hard, especially in residential care centers. Logistical and medical assistance quickly became necessary, and the medical component of the Defense was called upon for this purpose.

It is in this context that the 1st reserve petty officer of the 3EMI and professional photographer at the War Heritage Institute, Jerusalem Destercke-Hock, was commissioned to capture this mission, respecting sanitary and customary rules.

Destercke-Hock's photographic work aims to give the public a picture of the daily life of the soldiers of the Medical Component, who acted calm and with great professionalism against the virus enemy.

Above all, this exhibition is a tribute to all those who endured this unprecedented crisis: the victims, the aid workers, the families, the friends,…


Where: Provinciehuis, Provincieplein 1, 3010 Leuven

When: From 26 September to 19 December, 8.30am to 5pm