Are you wondering where to start for your first visit to the AfricaMuseum? Would you like to revisit the galleries with a commentary this time? From May to December 2023, the museum offers you a guided tour every last Sunday of the month focusing on current events relating to the colonial past and racism.
In 2023, the Royal Museum for Central Africa (AfricaMuseum) will be 125 years old. It also reopened its doors 5 years ago after a renovation. It's a perfect time for the museum to explore its role in the past, present and future – with you!
The guided tour 'AfricaMuseum today' starts in the Grand Rotunda. It goes through several galleries, touching on Belgian colonial history in Central Africa (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi), Patrice Lumumba, the war in Eastern Congo, the African presence in Belgium and restitution. The guide will also reflect on the impact of colonization on society today, taking examples from current events.
After the tour, you can join an informal conversation in the presence of a museum staff member. What did you think of the tour? How do you feel? Do you still have questions?
Who are the guides?
François Makanga guides the tours in French. He is a guest speaker, artist and activist.
Paul Vossen guides the tours in Dutch. He studied bioengineering and Conflict & Development and has worked in Botswana, Burundi, Congo, Niger and the Sahel.