Artists in residence

Since 2008 the AfricaMuseum has been welcoming artists from Central Africa, who want to study and work on and with the collections. Depending on financial and technical availability, this research framework is open to artists from all communities, along with researchers, authors, journalists and critics interested in the collections in general. 


The renovation of the museum not only concerns the buildings, but also our view of colonial history, the collections, and access to them. As part of this work to open up and make the museum's collections accessible, artists are essential resources. As such, during the design phase of the new permanent exhibition, the integration of contemporary visual art seemed an obvious choice. 


Every year, the museum offers one or more residencies funded by the Belgian government (Development Cooperation) and which are carried out under a study and research agreement.