Archief van het Aartsbisdom Mechelen-Brussel

  • Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels, Archives
  • Aartsbischoppelijk Archief
  • AAM

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Archbishops Archives in Mechelen (AAM) is a private ecclesiastical archival institution which is part of the Archdiocese of Mechelen-Brussels vzw. It is located in the Diocesan Pastoral Center/Diocesaan Pastoraal Centrum (formerly Great Seminary/Grootseminarie) in Mechelen and the Archbishop's Palace on Wollemarkt, also Mechelen.

The AAM has as its core mission to collect, describe and open the archives of the Archdiocese according to international standards for records management.

The AAM also fulfills an intermediary and supportive role for archivists of local church archives in the parishes of the Archdiocese for the purpose of securing this local religious heritage for the future.

The AAM develops public activities aiming to bring the broad heritage of the historical archives to the attention of a large audience.

The AAM works structurally with other heritage institutions active in the religious heritage field.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Descriptions of holdings or this repository are available on the ODIS database


  • website and Facebook page "Aartsbisschoppelijk Archief te Mechelen"