Why the name Pro Moneta?
Moneta was originally the name of a Roman goddess associated with Juno. In Rome, she had her temple on the Capitol next to the one dedicated to Jupiter. The goddess was then given
the name “Juno Moneta”, meaning the warner and adviser.
It was not until much later that the Romans minted their first “monnaies” (coins) in this place of worship, a French term that has lost the original meaning of its Latin origin, “Moneta”.
As our mission is to warn and advise in our various missions, this dual reference to ancient roots and particular virtues is perfectly in line with the association’s objectives and justifies its name.
Pro Moneta prefers discretion to ostentation, efficiency to inertia.
Founded ni 1995, the Pro Moneta association aims to promote art in Belgium and throughout the world.
With the collaboration of specialists, Pro Moneta :
Has a museum of the History of religious medals
Provides history and art history courses, lectures and visits to monuments, historic sites and museums in Belgium and abroad.
Makes inventories of movable heritage.
Produces research and publications on artistic themes.
Organises temporary and permanent exhibitions.
These missions form the basis of Pro Moneta’s activities.