Thursday, June 09, 2011

A visit to the Royal Museum for Central Africa

2011.06.08-IMG_3336While in Tervuren for the BHL-Europe project meeting, I had a chance to visit the Royal Museum for Central Africa. There was an interesting temporary exhibition, "Fetish Modernity" that had a lot of interesting content but content that was overwhelmed by the presentation.

The permanent collection was overwhelming in its own way. An amazing collection of artifacts from, obviously, Central Africa. The taxidermy display was interesting, but like many around the world, some were looking a little worn.

The Congo River exhibition was quite well done and integrated artifacts and experience (as well as a learning experience) in one coherent display.

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