"Canvases (oil, charcoal, knife, red chalk) by the painter Alexandre-Louis Martin, a portraitist. Classes of the Fine Arts academies in Mons and Brussels. Teachers: E. Motte, J. Telville. The artist attended the courses of Courtens and Vriendt. Works mainly directed towards a description of popular ethnology and the miserable Walloon people. Old administrative building of 1838. The entrance hall and the upper floor, as well as the great council chamber act as exhibition rooms. 1938: the council chamber was newly baptised the "Alexandre-Luis Martin" room, serving as an exhibition room for the celebrations of the hundredth birthday of the communal house."