RMCA publications

The making of. The renovation ofthe Royal Museum for Central Africa

This photo album brings to life the story of how the Royal Museum for Central Africa was renovated. The original 1910 building was not only in urgent physical need of restoration, but also required a root and branch transformation to turn it into a museum suitable for the 21st century. Photographs taken before, during and after this metamorphosis bear testament to that long and complex process.
In addition to numerous splendid photographs, the book also contains a series of interviews of the most important parties involved, highlighting in each one a different aspect of this unique enterprise. In fourteen interviews, the various actors involved in the museum's renovation are given the opportunity to speak: they include the clients, the architect, the contractors, the scenographers, the restoration specialists and craftsmen and members of staff.
A journey through time and space: the fascinating making of the AfricaMuseum in Tervuren.