What? The reopening of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (or just the African Museum for short) is keenly awaited in both Belgium and abroad. After a three-year refurbishment, anticipation is mounting to see the finished result of the overhaul. A new pavilion will welcome visitors, and the museum's surface area will practically have doubled. The African Museum will be a place of remembrance of a shared colonial history, and will represent a dynamic platform for people of all cultures and generations to come together and converse. As part of MIXITY, several cultural partners will be preparing a specific programme to help shine the spotlight on Brussels' cosmopolitan essence.
* Beyond its role as a museum, the MRAC has always been a scientific institution whose great international renown stems from its expertise in Central Africa and its uniquely precious heritage that mostly comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo, plus a host of other African regions. However, visitors tend not to realise the sheer magnificence of its collection as usually only 1% is on display.
When? June 2018
Where? Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren