Africa Museum

Local nameAfrikamuseum
LocationTervuren, Belgium

The Royal Museum for Central Africa or RMCA, colloquially known as the Africa Museum, is an ethnography and natural history museum situated in Tervuren in Flemish Brabant, Belgium, just outside Brussels. It was first built to showcase King Leopold II's Congo Free State in the 1897 World Exhibition.

The museum focuses on the Congo, a former Belgian colony. The sphere of interest however extends to the whole Congo River basin, Middle Africa, East Africa and West Africa, attempting to integrate "Africa" as a whole. Intended originally as a colonial museum, from 1960 onwards it has more focused on ethnography and anthropology. Like most museums, it houses a research department in addition to its public exhibit department.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Museum_for_Central_Africa

Address 13 Leuvensesteenweg, Vossem 3080, Belgium

Coordinates 50°49'51.073" N 4°31'6.696" E

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