For a number of years, the Musée belge de la Franc-Maçonnerie has provided a perspective on the world. This beautifully-illustrated volume offers a selection of the museum’s finest and most representative works. These are placed in historical context by a dozen specialists, under the leadership of historian Jeffrey Tyssens. Among the many subjects treated, special attention is paid to the history of freemasonry and its social activism, including the admission of women as freemasons, the symbolism and organization of lodges, and the order’s buildings and their décor. It also discusses the role of Belgian lodges in the creation of the Université libre de Bruxelles as well as anti-freemasonry. This volume is produced in collaboration with Berend Bunk, Laetitia Carlier, Baudouin Decharneux, Pierre de Maret, Dominique Dendooven, Marc DHoore, Alain Jurisse, Jacques Lemaire, Jacques Lust, Jean-Philippe Schreiber, Jeffrey Tyssens and Jenny Vanroelen.