***While the museum building will close its doors mid-2013 for
renovation, scientific research will continue at Tervuren.***
The Royal Museum of Central Africa studies vertebrates, insects, non-insect invertebrates and the trees and forests of Africa.
The museum's zoologists are specialised in taxonomy, the discipline that describes and classifies living species. In addition, they design new techniques in the field of digitisation of knowledge and genetic identification.
Through its research, the museum contributes to increased knowledge of biodiversity and sustainable forest management in Africa.
For most of its scientific projects, the museum works together with Belgian, African and international scientific institutions.