European Conference of Tropical Ecology
6-10 February 2017, at the VUB in Brussels
More information on the conference website.
Conférence/Présentation des ouvrages ‘Conjonctures congolaises et Monographies des nouvelles provinces de la RDC’
28 July 2016, in Kinshasa
The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) and the Centre de référence pour l'Afrique centrale (CREAC) organize the second Conférence/Présentation des ouvrages ‘Conjonctures congolaises et Monographies des nouvelles provinces de la RDC’, on 28 July 2016 at the Espace TEXAF-BILEMBO (Avenue Marie-Ange Lukiana, Kinshasa/Ngaliema).
During the conference, the following publications will be presented:
- Conjonctures congolaises,
- Monographies des nouvelles provinces.
09.00-09.30 Enregistrement et accueil
09.30-09.45 Mots d’ouverture de M. Herman De Croo, Ministre d’Etat, Président du CRE-AC
09.45-10.00 Mots d’ouverture de M. Daniel Ngoma-ya-Nzuzi, Professeur et Recteur de l’Université de Kinshasa
10.00-10.15 Mots d’ouverture de M. Guido Gryseels, Directeur général MRAC
Partie I : Les nouvelles provinces en place
10.15-10.45 La décentralisation : entités administratives et espaces fonctionnels, par Guillaume Léonard, Chercheur au MRAC
10.45-11.15 Les implications budgétaires du passage de onze à vingt-six provinces, par Evariste Mabi Mulumba, Sénateur et Professeur à l’Université de Kinshasa
11.15-11.45 Nouvelles provinces mais anciens défis : la décentralisation à l’épreuve des réalités locales, par Emmanuel Kasongo Mungongo, Professeur à l’Université de Kinshasa
11.45-12.15 Questions & échanges avec le public.
Partie II : Conjonctures congolaises à la croisée de l’économique et du politique
13.30-14.00 Les Parcs agro-industriels et l’agriculture familiale; Les défis du secteur agricole en RDC, par Eric Tollens, Professeur émérite. Dr. Ir. à la KU Leuven (Belgique)
14.00-14.30 Histoire du politique au Congo-Kinshasa. Lignes de force d’un ouvrage, par M. Gauthier de Villers, Sociologue et chef de Section honoraire au MRAC
14.30-15.00 Questions & échanges avec le public
European Libraries in African Studies meeting
17 June 2016, at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren
The 2016 European Libraries in African Studies network took place at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, on Friday 17 June 2016.
Workshop: New methods for old DNA
2-3 June 2016, at the Royal Belgian Institue for Natural Sciences, Brussels
The molecular lab JEMU (common to the Royal Museum for Central Africa and the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences) organises the scientific workshop 'New methods for old DNA'. This workshop takes place at the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences on 2 and 3 June 2016.
DNA from old specimens coming from museum collections is hard to study. During this workshop, international experts present new methods for extracting and analysing DNA from old specimens.
This workshop is an initiative of the Belgian Network for DNA Barcoding (BeBol).
More info about the workshop
Wood science underpinning tropical forest ecology and management
26-29 May 2015, at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren
International closing symposium of the XYLAREDD project
More information: http://xylaredd2015.africamuseum.be
1st International Conference on the Biodiversity of the Congo Basin
6-10 June 2014, Kisangani, DR Congo
This conference is an initiative of the Consortium Congo 2010 (the University of Kisangani, the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the National Botanic Garden of Belgium) and the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité’ in Kisangani to facilitate interactions and collaborations among Congolese, Belgian and international teams and experts involved in various fields of biodiversity-related research in the Congo Basin.
We anticipate the participation of more than 120 experts, 60-70 % of which from the DR Congo and countries within the Congo Basin. We count on the presence of scientists as well as representatives of organizations involved in this topic.
Financial support is provided by the Belgian Science Policy.
Date: 6-10 June 2014
Location: Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité at Kisangani, DR Congo
We kindly request you to indicate your interest and willingness to participate at this conference by sending an e-mail with your contact details to email@example.com.
- Prof Dudu Akaibe, Director of the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité’
- Prof Upoki Angenong’a, Prof Oleko Woto, Prof Kahindo Muhongya, Prof Ulyel Ali-Patho, Dr Kaswera Kyamakya, Prof Lomba Bolsombo, all Board members of the ‘Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité’
- Prof Jos Snoeks, (Royal Museum for Central Africa and KU Leuven, Belgium)
- Dr Erik Verheyen, (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and University of Antwerp, Belgium)
- Dr Piet Stoffelen, (National Botanic Garden of Belgium)
- Ms Hilde Keunen, (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium)
Africa Beyond Africa: The Future of Cultural and Scientific Research
16-17 May 2014, Atlanta, USA
The Royal Museum for Central Africa and Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts organize the international conference 'Africa Beyond Africa: The Future of Cultural and Scientific Research', which will take place in Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and Student Center, Atlanta, on 16-17 May 2014.
The conference will address several challenges that museums face today, including:
- The changing roles of museums in communities and relationships to communities, local and worldwide.
- Linkages and relationships of museums to research across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
- Uses of science and technology in exhibitions relative to presentation and representation.
The conference will be preceded by the opening of the ‘Kongo Across the Waters’ exhibition at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. This exhibition is curated by The Harn Museum and the RMCA and includes 111 RMCA objects.
The conference is organized in the framework of Africa Atlanta 2014, a series of cultural, commercial, academic and scientific events in Atlanta to strengthen the links with Africa.
Active Volcanism & Continental Rifting (AVCOR 2013)
12-15 November 2013, Gisenyi (Rwanda)
AVCOR-2013 is a scientific conference on active volcanism and continental rifting which will be organized in Gisenyi (Rwanda) from 12 to 15 November 2013 by the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), the European Center for Geodynamics and Seismology (ECGS), the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the Goma Volcanologic Observatory (OVG).
This workshop intends to gather together scientists from different disciplines (geology, geography, volcanology, geodesy, geodynamics, seismology) to share their knowledge and discuss the complex relationships between continental rifting and magmatism, as well as the potential impact on societies.
A special training course on hazard assessment and decision making during disasters will be organized following the conference (15-17 November 2013).
Deadline for abstracts and registration (conference and training course) is 30 September 2013. Registration is free and some grants are available.
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.
Read more: http://illegality.africamuseum.be
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)
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