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The "salle académique" of the University of Liège

The "salle académique" of the University of Liège

The University of Liège, founded in 1817 by William I, king of the Netherlands, has a neoclassical lecture theatre.

The original portico, completely hidden by the building erected in the 1890s, houses a bronze and marble memorial dedicated to members of the university who died in the First World War. The lecture theatre is semicircular, with Ionic and Corinthian columns supporting a huge double gallery, and a panelled stucco ceiling topped by a half-cupola.

The grisaille painting above the platform depicts William I offering a crown of laurels, held out by Justice, to a young graduate guided by Minerva.

Building listed (24-01-1983)

Listed as an exceptional heritage site of Wallonia

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