ReThinking Collections

When

  • Friday 19 January 2024 to Sunday 29 September 2024

Opening hours

  • Tuesday
    10:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday
    10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday
    10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday
    10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday
    10:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 to 18:00

Location

AfricaMuseum
Leuvensesteenweg 13 , 3080 Tervuren
On 19 January 2024, ReThinking Collections, a new temporary exhibition on provenance research, will open its doors at the AfricaMuseum.

Most of the collections in the Royal Museum for Central Africa were acquired during the colonial era, in what is now the DR Congo. Provenance research and the related topic of restitution are attracting more attention in current social and political debate. But how do we trace the origin of collections? What new insights can be gleaned from these provenances? And what should become of such collections, within and beyond museum walls?

The exhibition attempts to shed light on the many approaches to provenance research and the current issues surrounding it. It presents varied and occasionally surprising pieces, and addresses questions related to this contested heritage. The exhibition also explores new perspectives and future approaches to colonial collections.

Organization

AfricaMuseum
Leuvensesteenweg 13 , 3080 Tervuren

Age

from 18