Partnerships

Public partners - Federal Government of Belgium
  • Belgian Federal Scientific Policy Office (Belspo)
    Belspo coordinates the various scientific policies at federal level and is the supervisory administration of the ten federal scientific institutions (Institute for Space Aeronomy, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Royal Library of Belgium, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Royal Museums for Art And History, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Royal Observatory of Belgium, State Archives). The RMCA collaborates closely with the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences with which he shares the same Management Committee.
     
  • DGD (Directorate-General Development Cooperation)
    The DGD is the AfricaMuseum’s main partner in financing its development cooperation activities. Its support helps strengthen the scientific capacity and national museums in Africa and helps disseminate knowledge in Africa to a wide audience and the scientific community. 
    Since 2016 the AfricaMuseum has been running the Digital for Development award (D4D) with the support of the DGD.
     
  • Belgian Buildings Agency
    The Belgian Buildings Agency owns and administrates the buildings of the AfricaMuseum and the surrounding park. It is responsible for the renovation and restoration of the museum's old building, as well as the construction of the new reception pavilion and underground gallery. 
     
  • Belgian National Lottery
    The Belgian National Lottery is a key sponsor of the AfricaMuseum, supporting both the renovation project and the temporary and scientific exhibitions.
     
  • National Bank of Belgium
    The National Bank of Belgium has provided financial support for the renovation project.
Cultural and tourism partners
  • Visit Flanders
    Visit Flanders works to develop tourism in and to Brussels and Flanders.
    The AfricaMuseum, the Ghent Museum of Fine Arts and the provincial estate of Raversijde are participating in its pilot project for a "familievriendelijk erfgoed"(family friendly heritage), also supported by FARO and Herita. 
     
  • Visit Brussels
    Visit Brussels is the Brussels tourist agency. Its mission is to bolster and promote the image of the Brussels-Capital Region. The AfricaMuseum is considered by many tourists to Brussels as "worth seeing". 
     
  • BOZAR 
    BOZAR has hosted the AfricaMuseum for four years in its ‘Studio Congo’. The two institutions have established a firm partnership, which should continue after the reopening of the museum. The Afropean spirit is important to us.
     
  • Brussels Museums Council non-profit organisation
    The AfricaMuseum was one of the first museums to join this federative organisation of Brussels museums. It encourages museums to improve and diversify their range and promotes them via projects like Museum Night Fever, Brussels Museums Nocturnes (Late Night Openings), the Brussels Card, and the Brussels Museums Map. 
Educational partners
  • Annoncer la couleur
    Annoncer la couleur is a federal world citizenship and solidarity education programme for schools and one of the museum's key partners in generating awareness of its educational activities in schools.
     
  • Place aux enfants
    The museum participates in this event every year. It offers children the opportunity to discover the world of adults.
     
  • Dag van de wetenschap
    Every year the AfricaMuseum participates in this science day, the biggest annual scientific event in Flanders and Brussels.
     
  • FIFF (Festival international du film francophone - International French-speaking film festival)Every year, the AfricaMuseum partners the FIFF campus for schools, providing workshops to encourage debates about the films.
     
  •   Kunst voor ketjes
    The museum works with LASSO as part of the Kunst voor Ketjes project which helps children’s associations in Brussels to locate and organise cultural excursions for groups of children between 3 and 12 years of age.
     
  • Krokuskriebels
    This biennial initiative organised by the Gezinsbond encourages families to visit museums during the spring half term.
     
  • Bijzonder Comité voor Herinneringseducatie

    This organisation supports teachers and their remembrance education projects. It provides them with a clear overview of what is already available and organises training courses.  

Business partners
  • TEXAF

    Sponsor of the renovated AfricaMuseum.
    Texaf-Bilembo Kinshasa is the sponsor of AfricaTube.
     

  • Puilaetco Dewaay

    Sponsor of the renovated AfricaMuseum.
    Puilaetco Dewaay Private Bankers celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018, in and to the benefit of the AfricaMuseum.
     

  • Ackermans & Van Haaren
    Sponsor of the renovated AfricaMuseum.
     
  • KBC
    Sponsor of the renovated AfricaMuseum.
     
  • Umicore
    Umicore fosters the Royal Museum of Central Africa’s endeavour to portray sustainable development of today’s Central Africa in relation to Europe. It facilitates the PhD-research of African students under the (co-)supervision of scientists of the RMCA.
     
  • Adecco group
     
  • The AfricaMuseum wishes to thank its more than 100 private donateurs, amongst which the family Philippe Croonenberghs and Philippe de Moerloose.
    The AfricaMuseum thanks especially Christine Coene, widow of Luc Coene, resident of Tervuren and friend of AfricaMuseum, who was chairman of the sponsorship committee.