Photos by Jo Van de Vijver
As of 23 September 2011 around twenty photos taken in the museum’s cellars by our house photographer Jo Van de Vijver will be on display in the Okapi Room and museum café. A part of the collections is kept in the cellars and several thousand mounted animals and animal skeletons can be found there... read more
From 23 September 2011 until 31 August 2012
In the Okapi Room and museum café
Included in the museum entry fee
OPEN YOUR EYES. ACTIVITY BOOKLET
Do you want to visit UNCENSORED with the whole family in tow?
While the adults listen to the audio guide, the children can discover part of the exhibition with 'Open your Eyes,' the activity booklet for an interactive museum visit
From 8 years of age // 3 € instead of 5 € (for each audio guide you pay for you get a 2 € off the activity booklet)
12 October 2011
On 12 October 2011 the third edition of ‘Bruxelles ça conte’, the storytelling festival, will get under way.
For this edition you can discover the RMCA collections in the company of a story teller (Isabelle Prévost and Tom Van Outryve) and guide.
Get ready for a journey abounding with secrets, interspersed with strange and fantastical stories and surprising anecdotes and interwoven with previously undisclosed information.
For families with children (from 8 years of age)
In Dutch at 2.30pm
In French at 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 1.5€ (free for children under 12)
Reserve your place via 02 769 52 46 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NIGHT IN THE MUSEUM
1 November 2011 - 30 April 2012
Before the museum closes its doors, we are offering classes of 5th and 6th year primary school children the opportunity to spend a night in the museum.
With a torch at the ready the children are free to discover the different rooms and vaults of the museum. Animals, masks and sculptures come to life. A Congolese mother prepares an unforgettable evening meal. They spend the night in the village of Nianga under the watchful gaze of the night watchmen.
For classes of 5th and 6th year primary school pupils.
The overnight stay will take place between 1 November 2011 and 30 April 2012.
The final date for enrolment is 13 October 2011. On 14 October the lucky 10 classes will be drawn out of a hat.
€ 20 per person (visit of the museum, activities in the village, evening meal and breakfast)
Enrolment: Download the enrolment form in Dutch / formulaire d'inscription in French or request it at the Reservations desk by calling 02 769 52 46 or mail to email@example.com
LATE EVENING OPENINGS OF THE BRUSSELS MUSEUMS
24 November 2011
Also in 2011 the Brussels Museums Late Evening Openings are back to brighten up those long autumnal evenings. On Thursday 22 September and 24 November it’s the turn of the Royal Museum for Central Africa.
On the agenda, guided tours of the museum’s masterpieces and a mini guided tour entitled Tour d’Amour / Coups de Cœur, in which the guides introduce you to their favourite objects.
The navigation map means that you can also participate in the introduction to djembe and you are of course also free to visit the UNCENSORED exhibition which is accompanied by an audio guide.
On Thursday November 24th 2011
From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
3 € (1,5 € for kids and youths - 26)
More information on the Late Evening Openings of the Brussels Museums on www.brusselsmuseumsnocturnes.be.
DISCOVER THE MUSEUM FROM CELLAR TO ATTIC
Architectural guided tour
Be one of the first to follow the new museum trail in the old building and wend your way from cellar to attic! Discover the perspectives and characteristics of the architect Charles Girault’s original 1910 design and see how the renovation architect, Stéphane Beel, is planning to lay it bare once again.
How did the site in Tervuren, once the domain of the Dukes of Brabant, receive its current vocation? What are the plans for the future?
In Dutch: 16 October 2011 at 3 PM
In French: 9 October 2011 at 3 PM
For individual visitors
Price : €4 (+ admission museum)
Limited space. Reservation preferred. firstname.lastname@example.org or +32 2 769 52 00 (French) or +32 2 769 52 46 (Dutch)
Or on demand
26 February 2012
Just a few short months before the museum closes its doors. On the last Sunday of the Spring half term holidays come and enjoy the ‘2011 museum’ with lots of different activities on offer!
There are demonstrations of the 'gumboot' dance – a body percussion dance created in the mines of Johannesburg - a sabar, a popular music and dance style from Senegal, made famous by the likes of Youssou N’Dour.
Familiarise yourself with African instruments in the ‘Rhythm Session’ family workshop and discover how these instruments won over world music stages.
The ‘The museum from the vaults to the rafters’ guided tour uncovers the museum’s original architecture and you can be amongst the first to follow the future museum trail. As they tell their tales Apollinaire and Kristien take you on a moving and compelling journey with word, song and dance. Mama Leona cooks and tinkers around and there is a story and play studio for the little ones.
With an audio guide (for the grown-ups) you can follow the UNCENSORED exhibition trail where all the museum’s secrets are finally unveiled. In the meantime your children will be playing at being amateur sleuths with the ‘Open your Eyes’ activity booklet.
All of this is organised in the captivating setting of the museum’s exhibition halls. And if you look closely, you can already see the first signs of restoration: new positions for the original display cabinets are being tested out, research into the original colours of the museum is being done and, the decorative motifs which had been painted over are being stripped bare.
Sunday 26 February 2012 from 10 am till 6 pm
CARTE BLANCHE FOR...
Whether it is born of melancholy or a critical eye, the Royal Museum for Central Africa doesn’t leave many people indifferent.
During the final months before the museum’s closure a few well-known people will take centre stage and share their impressions of the ‘African Museum’ or the ‘Museum of Tervuren’, as the museum is often referred to. As they wander around the exhibition halls they can dream about the future of the museum. Speakers’ corner in the museum!
Every Sunday of March, from 3 pm.
Names available as of January 2012.
More info on Carte Blanche
website UNCENSORED: http://uncensored.africamuseum.be