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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.

  • Myths and taboos about the museum

    Myths and taboos regarding the museum

    Distinguish the true from the false and discover the museum’s position on numerous subjects.

  • Origin of the collections

    Origin of the collections

    How did the vast heritage of the AfricaMuseum end up in Tervuren?


Science news:

  • First summer course for history professors from Flanders organized in RMCA

    First summer course for history professors from Flanders organized in RMCA

    RMCA historians and archaeologists joined forces for the first summer course for Flemish history professors, with a focus on Belgian colonization in Congo.

  • DNA of exotic mosquitoes under scrutiny

    DNA of exotic mosquitoes under scrutiny

    Summer is mosquito (bite) season, and it is important to know which mosquitoes are doing the biting. Globalization and climate change have made it necessary to monitor the arrival of exotic mosquito species. With the help of DNA research, RMCA biologists can identify mosquitoes quickly and reliably.

  •  Algae and echinoderms off the coast of Mozambique

    Algae and echinoderms off the coast of Mozambique

    In April and May of 2018, a team of researchers from Belgium and Mozambique studied algae and echinoderms from different sites in Mozambique. This mission was the first phase of a project whose objective is to study the taxonomy of these two groups in a region neglected by research.

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 Latest publications:

  • Virunga, Archives and collections of an outstanding parc

    Virunga, Archives and collections of an outstanding parc

    By Patricia Van Schuylenbergh and Han de Koeijer (dir.)

    Publishers: Royal Museum for Central Africa 
    Partnership with the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    Co-published with Philippe de Moerloose

    19,50 €

  • Conjonctures de l'Afrique centrale 2018

    Conjonctures de l'Afrique centrale 2018

    Editors : An Ansoms, Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka and Stef Vandengiste

    Publishers: MRAC, E.CA-CRE.AC & l'Harmattan

    ISBN : 978-2-343-14682-9

    37,50 € 

  • Exploring Africa with Ancient Maps

    Exploring Africa with Ancient Maps

    By Wulf Bodenstein

    Editors : Royal Museum for Central Africa
    Co-published with Philippe de Moerloose

    DVDrom including 250 maps, atlas and photo's.

    19,50 €