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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!
Website indicates that it is under renovation and will reopen June 2018
Nice place to be, especially if you would like to know more about African insect taxa.
Beautiful park with a giant sequoia, and beautiful museum!