Palimpsest of the Africa Museum

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2019 / 69 minutes

Directed by
Matthias De Groof
Country of production
Belgium

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 experts employed to advise on the process.

Language and subtitles
French with English subtitles
Region
Western Europe
Country
Belgium
Keywords
Archival material / Museum displays Colonialism / Postcolonialism Race / Racism / Antiracism Education / Knowledge Transmission History of Anthropology