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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 strategy and ethics
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We have published more than 1,800 books, catalogues, etc. In addition to that, our researchers publish some 300 scientific texts each year.
Projects and conferences
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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
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
Archaeological research traces 1000 years of copper production in Congo-Brazzaville.