23 décembre 2016

Masterplan for Marcasse; Vincent Van Gogh's favourite coal mine in the Borinage

  Plan realized by Monique Van den Berg (Rotterdam - NL) Le Borinage Marcasse and Vincent Van Gogh Letter from Vincent to Theo van Gogh. Petit-Wasmes, between Tuesday, 1and Wednesday, 16 April 1879.Wasmes, April 1879   My dear Theo, I went on a very interesting excursion not long ago; the fact is, I spent 6 hours in a mine.In one of the oldest and most dangerous mines in the area no less, called Marcasse. This minehas a bad name because many die in it, whether going down or coming up, or by suffocationor gas... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2016

Marcasse Action Group : voyage au Limbourg

    The Marcasse Action Group in Limburg    Ce lundi 29 février 2016, une délégation du Marcasse Action Group s'est rendue au Limbourg pour un voyage d'étude sur la reconversion des anciens sites miniers sous la conduite de Paul Boutsen et Patrick Viaene. Avec nos remerciements  Télé MB de nous avoir accompangé !   Op maandag 29 februari 2016 is een delegatie van de Marcasse Action Group naar Limburg gereisd om er, onder begeleiding van Paul Boutsen en Patrick Viaene, de reconversie van de... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2015

Presse review : appel au crowdfunding pour Marcasse

  Van Gogh Europe   Crowdfunding campaign for reconversion of the old Marcasse colliery 4 November 2015 The Marcasse colliery is located near Mons (Belgium). It is one of the oldest mining sites in the Borinage first industrialized coal region in Europe. Overtime, the mining company has experienced a rather turbulent history. During his stay of almost two years in the Borinage (1878–1880), Vincent van Gogh went down in the mine in April 1879 while Evangelist in the Borinage. He wrote in a letter to his brother Theo... [Lire la suite]