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XVII European conference for phalristic societies

Brussels was host of this year's phaleristic conference, May 31st-June 2nd, which gathered approximately 90 participants from 13 countries.
XVII European conference for phalristic societies

The Dutch Military Order of William
(Photo: Studiekring Ridderorden en Onderscheidingen)

OMSD was represented with 11 delegates.

The first day offered a visit to the Royal Library, where orders and medals - normally kept in storage - were shown. Particularly interesting were Queen Elisabeth's (1876-1965) decorations. The Queen was originally a nurse, working at her father's clinic.

The next day contained a list of interesting and educational presentations, followed by a guidet tour by foot through the old part of Brussels. The dinner to follow had an exhibition of numerous orders, belonging to a general who served several years at the royal court. The Belgian national orders - manufactured by De Greef - were also on display.

The last day was split between a small bazaar and a visit to the Royal Army Museum with its impressive collection of orders and medals. Due to the phaleristic conference, a special exhibition had been set up for the visiting participants.

All in all a very successful conference.

An example of a Belgian miniature bar on display (Photo: Studiekring Ridderorden en Onderscheidingen)

Belgian miniature bar