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Renovation

Follow the museum’s metamorphosis from 2013 to 2018.

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AfricaTube

Find out about the interactive, young and digital Africa of today.

Spotlight on the collections

Spotlight on the collections

Cast your eyes over a series of 27 collections on various themes relating to history and cultural anthropology.


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    The museum's history

    The rich and fascinating history of the museum, from Leopold II to the present day.

  • Myths and taboos about the museum

    Myths and taboos concerning the museum

    Distinguish the true from the false and discover the museum’s position on numerous subjects.

  • Origin of the collections

    Origin of the collections

    How did the vast heritage of the AfricaMuseum end up in Tervuren?


Science news:

  • Tropical wood under our barbecue grills?

    Tropical wood under our barbecue grills?

    At WWF Belgium’s request, the RMCA Wood Biology service analysed charcoal sold in different stores around the country. Half of the examined bags contained tropical wood – and sustainable forest management certificates or mentions of origin were often missing.

  • Digitising African musical heritage

    Digitising African musical heritage

    PRIMA, an international network of Belgian and African museums from the Republic of the Congo, Burkina Faso, and Kenya, are working together to digitise their African musical instrument collections. Several of these are already online.

  • A pioneer in the museum: Olga Boone

    A pioneer in the museum: Olga Boone

    Who was the first female scientist working in the RMCA? Historian Eline Sciot has put ethnographer Olga Boone in the spotlights for the first time and traced her career and scientific work.

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 Latest publications:

  • Virunga, Archives and collections of an outstanding parc

    Virunga, Archives and collections of an outstanding parc

    By Patricia Van Schuylenbergh and Han de Koeijer (dir.)

    Publishers: Royal Museum for Central Africa 
    Partnership with the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    Co-published with Philippe de Moerloose

    19,50 €

  • Conjonctures de l'Afrique centrale 2018

    Conjonctures de l'Afrique centrale 2018

    Editors : An Ansoms, Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka and Stef Vandengiste

    Publishers: MRAC, E.CA-CRE.AC & l'Harmattan

    ISBN : 978-2-343-14682-9

    37,50 € 

  • Exploring Africa with Ancient Maps

    Exploring Africa with Ancient Maps

    By Wulf Bodenstein

    Editors : Royal Museum for Central Africa
    Co-published with Philippe de Moerloose

    DVDrom including 250 maps, atlas and photo's.

    19,50 €