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Tervuren. The Belgian Mirror
Tervuren. The Belgian Mirror

Author(s): Marcin Komosa
Subject(s): Political history, Social history, History of Judaism, History of Antisemitism
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Belgium; colonialism; museum; Congo; national identity; Africans history

Summary/Abstract: The paper describes the history and the ideology of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, founded in 1898. The role of the museum and its exhibition is analysed in the context of Belgian history, taking into account the tensions between Flemings and Walloons as well as changes in the attitude towards Africa and Africans. The author proposes to divide the history of the evolution of the RMCA exhibition into four stages: from the colonial exhibition to the current reconstruction of the museum.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 1-15
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English