***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 the past, present, functioning and production of African societies and the people who constitute them. Our scientists mainly carry out research on:
- prehistory and archaeology,
- peoples and their cultural productions,
- colonial history,
- political systems,
Work on the ground and the study of objects and archives are essential without forgetting the acquisition and management of the collections.
Through its research and the distribution of its work, the museum contributes to increased knowledge of past and present African societies.
For most of its scientific projects, the museum works together with Belgian, African and international scientific institutions.