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Renovation

Follow the museum’s metamorphosis from 2013 to 2018.

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AfricaTube

Find out about the interactive, young and digital Africa of today.

Spotlight on the collections

Spotlight on the collections

Cast your eyes over a series of 27 collections on various themes relating to history and cultural anthropology.


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    The museum's history

    The rich and fascinating history of the museum, from Leopold II to the present day.

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  • Origin of the collections

    Origin of the collections

    How did the vast heritage of the AfricaMuseum end up in Tervuren?


Science news:

  • Artificial lakes, a paradise for parasites?

    Artificial lakes, a paradise for parasites?

    A tiny North American freshwater snail, found in large numbers in Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe), can fuel the spread of infectious diseases. Artificial lakes are especially vulnerable to invasive species, which travel the world thanks to globalization.

  • European Journal of Taxonomy volume 500 is now online!

    European Journal of Taxonomy volume 500 is now online!

    Since its launch in 2011, EJT has published 1791 new taxa (1602 new species). Taxonomic research enables biologists to better understand and study biodiversity and evolution.

  • A small tree is not always a young tree

    A small tree is not always a young tree

    Forest giants have long been considered the oldest trees in tropical forests. Research now shows that small trees can grow older than the big ones, and therefore hold on to longer-term carbon. This finding has important consequences for forest policy in the tropics.

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 Latest publications:

  • mineralogy

    The Type Mineralogy of Africa

    Florias Mees

    Tervuren African Geoscience Collection, vol. 110

    Publisher: RMCA

    ISBN : 978-9-4926-6918-6

    30 €

    648 p.

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    Unrivalled Art. Spellbinding Artefacts at the Royal Museum for Central Africa

    Series “Collections of the RMCA”, special issue

    Published by BAI and the RMCA, A copublication with Philippe de Moerloose

    ISBN : 978-9-0858-6776-0

    25 €

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    Haut-Katanga

    Jean Omasombo (ed.) et al.

    Collection « Monographies des provinces de la République démocratique du Congo », vol. 11

    Publishers: Royal Museum for Central Africa
    2 volumes in a box

    ISBN : 978-9-4926-6907-0 0

    55 €