Discover our research
publications every year
Our scientists study the past and present societies, biodiversity and geology of Africa.
Our scientists base their research on:
- the museum's unique collections
- world-renowned expertise
- collaborative networks, particularly with African institutions.
Cultural Anthropology and History
Our scientists study the languages, colonial history, ancient societies, political systems, cultural productions, music, etc. of populations from Africa or with African roots.
Our biologists study the biodiversity of various animal groups and help promote the sustainable management of Africa's tropical forests.
Our researchers study mineral resources, geodynamics, surface environments and natural hazards in Central Africa.
Research projectsRead about the projects carried out by the museum's scientists.
We have published more than 1,800 books, catalogues, etc. In addition to that, our researchers publish some 300 scientific texts each year.
Research strategy and ethics
Read about our research principles.
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