Royal Museum For Central Africa, Tervuren
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Address: Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium
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The Royal Museum for Central Africa or RMCA (Dutch: Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika or KMMA; French: Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale or MRAC), colloquially known as the Africa Museum, is an ethnography and natural history museum situated in Tervuren in Flemish Brabant, Belgium, just outside Brussels. It was first built to showcase King Leopold II's Congo Free State in the 1897 World Exhibition. The museum focuses on the Congo, a former Belgian colony. The sphere of interest however (especially in biological research) extends to the whole Congo River basin, Middle Africa, East Africa and West Africa, attempting to integrate "Africa" as a whole. Intended originally as a colonial museum, from 1960 onwards it has more focused on ethnography and anthropology. Like most museums, it houses a research department in addition to its public exhibit department. Not all research pertains to Africa (e.g. research on the archaeozoology of Sagalassos, Turkey). Some researchers have strong ties with the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. As of November 2013, the museum is closed for renovation work (including the construction of new exhibition space) which is expected to last until 2017 when the museum will reopen.Wikipedia
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First built to showcase King Leopold II's Congo Free State for the 1897 World Exhibition, this building stands impressive in Tervuren in Flemish Brabant, just outside of Brussels. There has been controversy surrounding the Museum. Some call it "a museum of a museum", as it shows how a museum looked like in the mid-twentieth century. For example, Expo '58 still showed a harmonious Belgian-Congolese relationship, while the country stood on the brink of independence. However, I still found it very useful to visit, not least for the architecture and the wast collections.
We had a fantastic tour guide, Olivier, who helped us understand some of the perspectives and history behind the Belgian-Congo relations. The museum is going to renovate soon to update their exhibits. I am excited to see the rest of their collections and how things have changed since the beginning of colonization. It was easy to get to - take Tram 44 to the last stop and walk less than 5 minutes to the museum. Leave time to stroll through the park!
Nice place to be, especially if you would like to know more about African insect taxa.
Website indicates that it is under renovation and will reopen June 2018
Beautiful park with a giant sequoia, and beautiful museum!