The tapestry and its key figures online...
Anto-Carte and De Wit not only tell of the King. They also show the pride of the victors and the aspirations of the military leaders. The wearied heads of the font-line soldiers reflect the exhaustion of the ordinary population. Looking down on all of this from high on the balconies are the civic leaders, diplomats and politicians. There too, drama is not in short supply.
They are images of real people who lived through (survived) the war and were present on that famous day on 22 November. At the same time, they are also archetypal figures alerting us to the consequences of brutality. They all have their own story to tell.
The starting point for this virtual exhibition is a majestic work of art that gives tangible form to an important part of our history. Take the time to become acquainted with the characters, to enjoy the marvellous heritage and to discover your own roots in the authentic archive documents.
Because we wanted to be sure that you could enjoy every detail to the full,
it may take a little time for the application to download.
You can also download it for free on your own PC: Win64 (zip-file) - Osx (zip-file).
This application does not work on a smart phone.
This online exhibition on the Anto-Carte wall tapestry is divided into seven subject areas raised by King Albert in his speech. Each area has its own colour.
1. The Royal Family and the Belgian Army
2. The Allied procession in Brussels
3. The military commanders
4. The people
5. VIPs on the balcony
6. "MENSE NOVEMBRI DIE XXII"
7. The Palace of the Nation
The titles of the subject areas are displayed as you move your mouse over the tapestry.
Would you like to know the story behind each subject area? Click the area in question.
Each subject area is divided into various elements, each with a hidden story.
The titles of the elements are displayed when you move your mouse over a given area.
Would you like to know the story behind each of these elements? Then click the element in question.
82 clickable items in total are hidden in the virtual tapestry. Take your time
in pursuing your voyage of discovery. Don't forget to explore the details as well.
For example, what is the story behind the beautiful emblems on the outer edge of the wall tapestry?
Or of the columns of the Palace of the Nation?
You think you have found everything? This is the structure of the exhibition.
Tips for using the application
- First maximise the screen by clicking the double arrow at the bottom right, then select a language.
- Be prepared for surprises - the white pointers will help you to uncover the hidden elements.
- Click a photo or film once to make it larger or smaller.
- The Back button brings you back from an element to the last area you had chosen, or back from an individual area to the full wall tapestry.
- You can drag the text boxes across the entire screen.