MUSEUM OF WALLOON LIFE

Library of Dialects in Wallonia

Since 2007, the Library of Dialects in Wallonia has been welcoming searchers and students passionate about languages and dialects!

The Library of Dialects in Wallonia (BDW)

Almanach du Journal la Meuse, Liège - 1924

A combination of the Walloon Dialect Collection and the collection of books and archives belonging to the Walloon Language and Literature Society, the Library of Dialects in Walloniaoffers readers specialist works and periodicals about language and dialectical literature, plus documentary records about Walloon writers, musicians and literary movements.


The City of Liege and theProvince of Liege signed a framework agreement on 17 February 2005 to underscore the decision that Province should own the Library of Dialects in Wallonia and the related documentation. Long associated with the Walloon Language and Literature Society's library of books and archives, the Library of Dialects had to be kept and be accessible within the same institution.

The Library of Dialects in Wallonia offers:

  • a library featuring over 35,000 books or special reproductions. Dictionaries, glossaries, works on toponymy, etymology, grammar, encyclopaedias about Wallonia orBelgium, anthologies and studies about Walloon literature, books about local history and dialectical literature (prose, theatre or poetry),
  • a large series of periodicals involving nearly 460 titles (almanacs, reviews, newspapers),
  • documentation from theme-specific archives (press cuttings, photos, correspondence, pages from various authors, associations, …),
  • multimedia documents: videocassettes, audio cassettes, magnetic tapes, vinyl records and CD-ROMs,
  • roughly 550 posters and miscellaneous objects: frames, portraits, medals, cups, flags, …all listed and catalogued.

Check our catalogue online : http://opac.prov-liege.be

Contact:

Affiche 'Vous Parlez wallon : apprenez-le aux jeunes'- vers 1980

Address: Cour des Mineurs 4000 Liège

Tel.: +32 (0)4/237 28 50

Fax: +32 (0)4/237 90 89

Documentation centre open to the public:

By appointment from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 12 noon.

Tel.: +32 (0)4/237 90 94

Fax :+32 (0)4/237 28 52

Person in charge: Baptiste Frankinet

Mail: bdw@viewallonne.be

Galerie photos

Almanach du Journal la Meuse, Liège - 1924
Affiche 'Vous Parlez wallon : apprenez-le aux jeunes'- vers 1980
Chroniques de Maillart