Opened in 2009, the Grand Curtius museum brings together religious art, Mosan art, weaponry, decorative arts, glassware and archaeology. The museum possesses themed sections and a chronological exhibition sequence that retraces the history of the Liège region. Jean Curtius was a famous munitions manufacturer who built up a considerable fortune. His imposing house built on the banks of the Meuse River was proof of his wealth. Completed in the 17th century, today it plays host to the temporary exhibitions of the Grand Curtius museum.