Master plan for the site
The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) is not just a museum, but also a world-renowned scientific institute. The entire institute is a campus with seven buildings in the park.
The renovation of the museum building and the construction of the new visitor centre is part of a master plan for this entire site which also includes an overhaul of the buildings housing the science departments.
In order to conserve the collections and archives in the very best conditions, in keeping with present day standards, a new building is needed. Currently spread out over six buildings, the collection and archives will be housed in a new collection tower.
The scientific departments, which are spread out over four different buildings, will eventually be centralized. All current investments will, over the long term, be assessed continuously on the basis of this master plan.
The Colonial palace will regain its public-oriented function as a congress centre, multimedia library and reception room.