There are no conferences planned for the time being.
Norms in the Margins and Margins of the Norm.The Social Construction of Illegality
Conference from 25 to 27 October 2012 in the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA Tervuren), the Université libre de Bruxelles and KU Leuven.
Third study day of the Groupe de contact FSR-FNRS "Belgique et mondes contemporains"
New Congolese studies. Presentation of current research
In collaboration with the Université catholique de Louvain and the Université de Liège, the Royal Museum for Central Africa will organise the third study day of the Groupe de contact FSR-FNRS "Belgique et mondes contemporains". This meeting will offer a venue for presentations, debates and information on current research on Congo's history.
Date: Saturday 4 February 2012
Location: Royal Museum for Central Africa. Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren
Room 18 - Geology (entrance: green gate, Leuvensesteenweg side)
Registration mandatory: before 25 January 2012
Contact: Patricia Van Schuylenbergh, Pierre-Luc Plasman
Presentation and full program (pdf 328 kb, French)
International meeting on the theme 'Migrant subject / Object'
13 and 14 October 2011 at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren
The meeting addresses the representation and status of the ‘Other’ in European ethnography museums and the patterns of thought behind its production. To museums, this ‘Other’ is both an object of study and exhibition, to the extent that it is represented by its material heritage, and a subject encouraged to take part in the production and transmission of knowledge that seeks to grasp what it is. Ethnography museums are increasingly committed to taking a critical look at colonial heritage and, in this vein, initiate or strengthen collaborations with ‘diaspora’ associations, ‘source communities’, or both. Read more... (pdf 114 kb)
This meeting is organized within:
- the european project Read-Me II (Réseau européen des associations de diasporas et de musées d’ethnographie, European network of diaspora associations and ethnography museums);
- four research laboratories : UFR de Paris-8 (France), Doctoral School of Copenhagen (Denmark), Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes contemporains (Belgium), and the Ethnography section of the RMCA Tervuren.
Registration necessary : contact Isabelle Van Loo.
Number of places is limited.
Free (lunch included).
Adress: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren.
Access: Central Museum Buidling, green gate side Chaussée (in front of parking lot).
Program (pdf 144 kb)
Annual meeting of the International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums and Collections (CIMCIM)
August 29th - September 3rd, 2011
Nowadays collections of musical instruments have largely evolved to become in an increasing manner museums including larger musical and cultural dimensions. Scientific research includes more and more the sounding aspect of a musical instrument, including of course the question of playability, whereas educational programs and devices are meant to respond to the public's growing need for musical content and contextualisation.
At the same time, other museums (Fine Arts or Historic museums) also include the musical dimension in their exhibitions, which in return questions our own identities.
The 'African' part took place at the RMCA on Sepember 2.
"La Quête des Ressources naturelles 2 : Evolution and perspectives in the mining sector of the DRC”
(original title : La « Quête des Ressources » en Afrique Centrale (2) : Le secteur minier en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) - État des lieux et perspectives)
International conference organized by the University of Lubumbashi (RDC) and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)
December 1-3, 2010 in Tervuren (Belgium)
The University of Lubumbashi (DRC) and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) organize, from December 1 to 3, 2010, an international conference on the theme of mineral resources in Central Africa, and more specifically in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Tervuren (Belgium).
As in the first meeting on this theme organized in Tervuren in December, 2008, a wide range of themes will be tackled in plenary session or in workshops, such as to give a detailed overview of the mining sector: the international and regional contexts, the Congolese actions and the international support, the legal and social aspects, geology, public health, environment and the cultural heritage management.
In the framework of the activities of the programme Geology for an Economic Sustainable Development (GECO) & the Task Force Mineral Resources in Central Africa (MIRECA)
Under the auspices of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Programme Conference (in French and Dutch - pdf 780 kb)
- Registration form (in French - pdf 43kb)
- 1 to 3 December 2010 in the RMCA (CODA - CERVA building)
- by invitation only
- How to access the CODA - CERVA building? (doc.45kb) / map of hotels in Tervuren (pdf- 150 kb)
- More information? Contact Sophie Decrée
Africa Europe Archives.
Requirements? Collaborations? Plans?
DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Belgium.
Colloquium organized by the State Archives in Belgium (STAB) and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)
December 15-17, 2010
Archival heritage is essential to facilitating reform and modernization in the public sectors and
societies of the DRC, Burundi, Rwanda and Belgium.
The archives of former colonial mother
countries can also be crucial, especially to matters of filiation, the provision of evidence,
migration, borders, resource management or data for international research... more (pdf 650 kb)
- Programme Colloquium (pdf 650 kb)
- 15 -16 December 2010 in the RMCA (Tervuren - Colonial Palace)
- 17 December 2010: workshop on new research themes and archives - STAB (Brussels)
- Registration until 12 November 2010 : registration form in French or registration form in Dutch (doc. )
- More information? Contact : Colarch@africamuseum.be