If you’re anywhere near Brussels, Belgium from October 13th to 15th this year, you could do worse than go to the city’s Royal Military Museum and listen in on the camouflage symposium occurring there.
Although day one doesn’t really count, being more of meet’n'mingle for camo geeks, the symposium gets going by day two, when several guest speakers, representing a wide range of institutions and disciplines, will give 20-minute talks that will cover a selection of topics from the origins and history of camouflage, through its evolution during two World Wars, to modern developments.
Day three continues where day one left off, but also takes a wider look at camouflage from technical, socio-historical and artistic points of view.
It looks to be a stimulating event for camouflage fans, but even if that’s not your bag (and if it isn’t, why are you reading this?), the venue is guaranteed to be a worthwhile experience for military history buffs too.