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7:30 p.m.
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Teddy Mazina & Romeo Mivekannin

Moderator: Ayoko Mensah

From 9 November 2021 to 6 March 2022, the AfricaMuseum presents the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions. Two artists have made important contributions to the exhibition. On Wednesday 22 December 2021 at 7.30 pm Ayoko Mensah, artistic programmer at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, will talk with Teddy Mazina and Roméo Mivekannin.

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Muzungu Tribes by Burundian photojournalist Teddy Mazina is an exploratory mission using photography, a reflection on colonial iconography and its codes, classifications, and rankings of people and bodies. Muzungu Tribes takes shape in a laboratory where the artist seeks to invert our perspectives, to question colonial imagery and the racist stereotypes it has produced.

Roméo Mivekannin lives and works between France and Benin. For the exhibition, the artist uses a painting to revisit a photograph taken in 1930 and which shows Congolese soldiers paying homage to the seven men, also Congolese, brought to Belgium to be presented in a human zoo during the 1897 international exhibition. With his work Homage aux 7, Mivekannin interrogates the observation and classification tools that are, respectively, the human zoo and photography as a medium.


As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

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Place

Online

Dauer
About 1.5 hours
Tarif

Free, but registration is required.

Subtitle
Film screening followed by a discussion
Hour info
3.00 p.m.
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In French
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With Bruno-Victor Pujebet, Abd Al Malik & Monique Mbeka Phoba

Moderator: Gia Abrassart

On the occasion of the exhibition Human zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions the AfricaMuseum organises on Saturday 11 December at 3 pm the screening of the film Sauvages. Au coeur des zoos humains (2018), directed by Pascal Blanchard and Bruno-Victor Pujebet and narrated by Abd Al Malik. 

After the screening, journalist Gia Abrassart (Café Congo) will talk to co-director Bruno-Victor Pujebet, artist Abd Al Malik and filmmaker Monique Mbeka Phoba.

For more than a century, from 1810 to 1940, people exhibited other people by presenting them as savages or monsters in real human zoos. More than one and a half billion visitors discovered thirty-five thousand exhibits around the world. History had forgotten their names. They are called Petite Capeline, a Fuegian from Patagonia (Chile), Tambo, an Australian aborigine, Moliko, a Kalina from Guyana, Ota Benga from Congo, Jean Thiam, a Wolof from Senegal, Marius Kaloïe, a Kanak from New Caledonia... Sauvages, au coeur des zoos humains retraces the destinies of six of them with the help of the greatest international specialists, based on exceptional archives and images, and by collecting the unpublished testimonies of their descendants.

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As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

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Place

Auditorium of the AfricaMuseum, entrance via the Welcome Pavilion (building A on the map)

Dauer
About 2.5 hours
Tarif

- Film only : free
- Film + visit of the expo Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhitions: 4€ (instead of 10€)

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Registration is mandatory.
A Covid Safe Ticket will be required and a mask must be worn.

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7:30 p.m.
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Dutch and French
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Nanette Snoep, Gillian Mathys & Anne Wetsi Mpoma

Moderator: David Van Reybrouck

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Until 6 March 2021, the AfricaMuseum is hosting the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions. Several European countries are conducting a debate on colonisation and decolonisation. In response to the Black Lives Matter protests, Belgium set up a Parliamentary Commission 'colonial past' in 2020, also known as the 'Congo Commission'. A year later, a group of ten experts published a first report.

What are the most important conclusions of the experts' report? How can former colonial powers develop a reparations policy? What role should African countries and the diaspora play in the search for historical truths and reparations?

On Wednesday 19 January 2022, writer David Van Reybrouck (Congo. Een geschiedenis) holds a discussion with Nanette Snoep (director of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Germany), historian Gillian Mathys (Ghent University) and art historian Anne Wetsi Mpoma (Wetsi Art Gallery). Mathys and Wetsi are members of the expert group of the Parliamentary Commission in Belgium.


As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

> Programme of the MuseumTalks

Place

Registration : more information soon

Dauer
About 1.5 hours
Tarif

Free

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7:30 p.m.
Sprache
In Dutch
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Lise Koning, Stella Nyanchama Okemwa & Stijn Coninx

Moderator: Anouk Torbeyns

From 9 November 2021 to 6 March 2022, the AfricaMuseum presents the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions. On the occasion of the exhibition, the museum and the Hand in Hand tegen Racisme non-profit association are reflecting on the blackface tradition of the St. Nicolas celebration.

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In November, St. Nicolas and his companions arrive in Antwerp again. In recent years, there has been much criticism of Zwarte Piet, a well-known example of blackface. Researcher Bambi Ceuppens (AfricaMuseum) published Pietpraat. Over zwarte piet in België. Opinion maker Dalilla Hermans has been arguing for several years for a more inclusive children's celebration with a sooty Piet ("Roetpiet" in Dutch). Meanwhile, artist Laura Nsengiyumva offers an alternative celebration with Queen Nikkolah.

Is awareness growing about the stereotypical image of Zwarte Piet? How is the St. Nicolas celebration changing in Flanders and the Netherlands? What role do research, activism and media play in that change?

On Wednesday 1 December at 7.30pm, journalist Anouk Torbeyns (Stampmedia) will ask these questions to Dutch researcher Lise Koning (Young Historian of the Year 2018) and anthropologist and activist Stella Nyanchama Okemwa (vzw Hand in Hand and Kick Out Zwarte Piet). Film director Stijn Coninx (Ay Ramon!) will also participate.


As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

> Programme of the MuseumTalks

 

With the technical support of Stream Media.

 

Place

Online

Dauer
About 1.5 hours
Tarif

Free, but registration is mandatory

Subtitle
Laboratoire vivant de recherche sur les écosystèmes forestiers
Hour info
12.30 - 13.30
Sprache
In French (slides in English)
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MuseumTalks

Bhely Angoboy Ilondea

A relic of the Mayombe forest, the Luki Biosphere Reserve is home to an important natural heritage. Since 1937, experiments have been carried out on tropical forestry, forest management, forest ecology, climatology, monitoring of tree growth and phenology, the behaviour of tree species and the enrichment of savannahs with forest species. Most of these experiments are still visible in the field and have acquired great scientific value because they have lasted for a long time. They are currently used as a reference for studies on the forests of the Congo Basin in the context of climate change. 

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About the speaker

Bhely Angoboy Ilondea is a researcher at the Institut National pour l'Etude et la Recherche Agronomiques (INERA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has been working for more than 10 years in the Luki Biosphere Reserve where he is interested in forest dynamics and the resilience of tropical forests in the Congo Basin in response to climate change. He recently defended his PhD thesis entitled Phenology and growth traits governing forest dynamics of tropical tree species communities: experimental data based on the Luki Man and Biosphere Reserve, DRCongo at Ghent University.

 


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Place

Online

Tarif

Free, but registration is mandatory

Info

As the event will be held in French, the registration form is in French only. We thank you for your understanding.

Hour info
19.30
Sprache
In Dutch
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Aspha Bijnaar & Jana Kerremans

 

From 9 November 2021 to 6 March 2022, the AfricaMuseum presents the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions. The exhibition is an opportunity for the museum and FARO, the Flemish support centre for cultural heritage, to have a conversation about how to deal with a painful past. Why is it important to pay attention to colonial history? How can historical knowledge reach a new and young audience?

On Wednesday 24 November at 7.30 p.m., culture and heritage expert Jana Kerremans will talk to the Surinamese-Dutch sociologist Aspha Bijnaar. Since 2006 she is founder and director of EducatieStudio, specialised in making colonial history accessible. Since 2021, Dr. Bijnaar has also been the director of the foundation Musea Bekennen Kleur. This organisation investigates which steps museums can take to promote diversity and inclusion in the museum world.

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As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

> Programme of the MuseumTalks

 

With the technical support of Stream Media.

 

Place

Online

Dauer
1h
Tarif

Free

Hour info
7:30 p.m.
Sprache
French
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MuseumTalks Expo

 

Mireille-Tsheusi Robert, Delphine Peiretti-Courtis & Sylvie Chalaye

Moderator: Marie-Reine Iyumva

The exhibition Human zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions also presents images of black men, women, and children. Three speakers take a critical look at the representation of black bodies in human zoos. Has the colonial view of black people become outdated, or does it persist to this day? Can historical images be used as a teaching tool in fighting racist stereotypes?

Marie-Reine Iyumva (AfricaMuseum) will moderate a debate with educator Mireille-Tsheusi Robert (Bamko asbl), historian Delphine Peiretti-Courtis (Université d’Aix Marseille), and anthropologist Sylvie Chalaye (Université de la Sorbonne).

As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

> Programme of the MuseumTalks

 

Place

online

Dauer
1h30
Tarif

free

Hour info
7:30 p.m.
Sprache
Dutch and French
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MuseumTalks Expo

 

Guido Gryseels, Pascal Blanchard, Maarten Couttenier, Mathieu Zana Etambala, Teddy Mazina, Salomé Ysebaert & Marie-Reine Iyumva

Moderator: Katrien Vanderschoot

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Did you know that 125 years ago, Congolese individuals were put on display in Tervuren’s Warande park? The new temporary exhibition highlights the phenomenon of persons presented as living exhibits. Did this involve Black individuals only? What impact did human zoos have on our current view? Why is AfricaMuseum presenting this exhibit?

Katrien Vanderschoot (VRT journalist) holds a discussion with Guido Gryseels (AfricaMuseum director), curators and historians Pascal Blanchard (Groupe de recherche Achac), Maarten Couttenier and Mathieu Zana Etambala (AfricaMuseum), artist Teddy Mazina and exhibition team members Salomé Ysebaert and Marie-Reine Iyumva (AfricaMuseum).


As part of the exhibition Human Zoo. The age of colonial exhibitions, the AfricaMuseum presents a series of discussions on the exhibition, (de)colonisation and (anti)racism.

> Programme of the MuseumTalks

 

Place

online

Dauer
1h
Tarif

free

Subtitle
Book presentation with Ludo De Witte
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12.30 - 13.30
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In French
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Sixty years ago, on 13 October 1961, Prince Louis Rwagasore, who had just been elected Prime Minister of Burundi, was assassinated while dining in a restaurant. At the time, Burundi was a territory under Belgian rule. In his book Meurtre au Burundi, Ludo De Witte examines this assassination and the role played by the Belgian administration in Burundi, the Belgian government and King Baudouin.

 

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About the speaker

Ludo De Witte is a sociologist and author of several books, including De moord op Lumumba.

 

This MuseumTalk will be hosted by Burundian photojournalist Teddy Mazina.

 

Place

Online

Tarif

Free, but registration is mandatory

Hour info
12.30 - 14.00
Sprache
In French
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MuseumTalks

Provenance research is one of the museum's priorities. Its aim is to study the circumstances in which the collections were acquired, mainly during the colonial period.

In the framework of a scientific residency, Prof. Placide Mumbembele Sanger (University of Kinshasa) is studying the provenance of Yaka masks kept in the AfricaMuseum.

 

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Programme:

  • Welcome by Guido Gryseels, Director General of the AfricaMuseum (5')
  • Introduction by Thomas Dermine, Secretary of State for Recovery and Strategic Investments, in charge of Science Policy, on his approach regarding the restitution of objects in the context of the colonial past between the Belgian State and the Democratic Republic of Congo (15')
  • Lecture by Prof. Placide Mumbembele Sanger, University of Kinshasa: Recherche de provenance : quels enjeux pour les collections ethnographiques de l'AfricaMuseum acquises durant la période coloniale (40')
  • Questions from the audience (20')

 

About the speaker

Placide Mumbembele Sanger holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Université libre de Bruxelles where he defended a PhD thesis in 2015 entitled, Les musées, témoins de la politique culturelle, de l'époque coloniale à nos jours, en République démocratique du Congo. He currently teaches the history of museums in Congo at the University of Kinshasa. His research deals with the issue of museums and cultural heritage in the African (post)colonial context. His current interest is in the issue of restitution of cultural property between Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Place

Online

Tarif

Free but registration is mandatory