History of the RMCA

 Here are some highlights of the museum’s fascinating history.

A century-old building


The museum building recently celebrated its hundredth anniversary.
The history of the RMCA is intimately tied to that of King Leopold II.

To learn more about the museum’s creation:

Vintage Photo Albums


If you like the charm of black and white photographs, browse through these albums of vintage images and see how the museum, its buildings, and its personnel changed over the 20th century.

2013 Virtual Museum 

Once the renovation is completed, the permanent exhibition will have a completely new face. This virtual visit lets you see the rooms as they were in 2013.

Temporary exhibitions before the renovation


Until its temporary closure on 1 December 2013, the RMCA presented temporary exhibitions, big and small, in its halls. These exhibits were very popular with the public.














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