The Royal Museum for Central Africa - Belgium

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The Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren (near Brussels), Belgium showcases a collection of ethnographic objects from Central Africa. Belgium has been criticized for its historical roll in the Congo.

According to Wiki the museum was first built to show off King Leopold II’s Congo Free State for the 1897 World Exhibition. It focuses mainly on Congo, Belgium’s former colony. The sphere of influence however (especially regarding to biological research) extends to the whole Congo River basin, Middle Africa, East Africa and West Africa, but tries to integrate Africa as a whole. First purely intended as a colonial museum, after 1960 it became more focused on ethnography and anthropology. Like in most museums, there is a research department and a public exhibit department. Not all research is pertaining to Africa, for example the research on the archaeozoology of Sagalassos.

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