Palimpsest of the Africa Museum (2019)

  • Decolonising the Archive
  • 1h 9m


In 2013, the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Brussels (Belgium) closed for renovation. It is not only the building and the museum cabinets that are in need of renewal: the spirit of the museum has to be updated for our times. The process of decolonization leads to fierce discussions between museum staff and the group of Afro-descendent advisors employed to advise on the process.

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