Guided Visit to
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:45 a.m.
Africa Museum - Tervuren
The Africa Museum in Tervuren is one of the most beautiful and impressive Africanist museums in the world. It focuses on Congo, a former Belgian colony, but the sphere of interest however (especially in biological research) extends to the whole Congo River basin, Middle Africa, East Africa and West Africa, attempting to integrate Africa as a whole. Once a colonial propaganda museum erected by King Leopold II at the turn of the 20th century, the Royal Museum for Central Africa underwent five years of renovation and reopened last December. The revamped museum takes a more critical look at Belgium's colonial past and offers a wide variety of fascinating exhibits. They include a mix of modern and old, contrasting the original collection of artifacts with video clips of Belgian Congolese talking about their experiences.
Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people.
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 10:45 a.m.
Place: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren
Public transport: Tram 44
Price: €20 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €25
Reservations are due by Wednesday, March13, at:
Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Africa Museum” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, March 13. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.
pictures: visit.brussels - Eric Danhier