UBI Luxembourg Student Trip to Clervaux
Updated: Apr 20, 2020
Professor Monique Hardenne accompanied students from her two Information Systems classes on a tour of the UNESCO “Family of Man” exhibit in Clervaux, Luxembourg. The second-year Infosys course, Digital Creations, focuses in part on photography and videography. Professor Hardenne took advantage of the permanent exhibition in Clervaux so her students could learn more about the art of photography and imagery by observing over 500 photographs on display.
In the heart of the Ardennes, the village of Clervaux is adorned with a Roman church and the large monastery of the Saint-Maurice and Saint-Maur Benedictines, as well as a 15th-century castle. After being fully restored following WWII, the castle is now used partly as a museum, which houses the permanent “Family of Man” exhibit. The UNESCO exhibit contains over 500 photographs by 273 artists, from 68 countries. This exhibit is an impressive set of 37 themes, based on love and faith in man, depicting topics such as birth, work, family, education, children, war and peace, all brought together by the Luxembourgish-American painter and photographer Edward Steichen. The exhibit was originally prepared for the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) but now is permanently displayed in Clervaux.
Every year, UBI students relish the opportunity to learn about the art of photography first-hand. It also enables students to bond outside of the classroom, to make memories and to build rapport and unity. By participating in activities such as this one, they develop the UBI family spirit we all value!