On Saturday 8 October 2022, the Wiener-Anspach Alumni Network organised a visit to the International Carnival and Mask Museum in Binche, directed by our Alumna Clémence Mathieu. A Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge in 2012-2013, Clémence has been running this unique institution since 2017. She guided a tour through the permanent collection, highlighting how masks have been and are a worldwide phenomenon since time immemorial that have served a variety of societal roles. She also gave the Alumni a peek behind the scenes of this museum, showing some of the masks not on display.

Read our interview with Clémence Mathieu.