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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:

  • Board game teaches Goma residents about geological hazards

    Board game teaches Goma residents about geological hazards

    The board game ‘Hazagora’ was designed to give players knowledge and strategies to cope with geological hazards. RMCA geographer Caroline Michellier puts it to the test by organizing courses for secondary school teachers in the city of Goma, Nord Kivu.

  • Rock specimen in RMCA collection is earliest evidence of modern plate tectonics

    Rock specimen in RMCA collection is earliest evidence of modern plate tectonics

    Plate tectonics played an important role in the evolution of our planet. A study has now found the earliest evidence known for the modern-style plate tectonics at 2.2-2.1 billion years ago (2.2-2.1 Ga).

  • Red gold since ancient times

    Red gold since ancient times

    Archaeological research traces 1000 years of copper production in Congo-Brazzaville.

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 Latest publications:

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    The Making of. The renovation of the Royal Museum for Central Africa

    Special issue

    Publishers: BAI and the RMCA

    ISBN : 978-9-0858-6780-7

    25 €

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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 €