The Africa Museum of Tervuren, Belgium: The Reopening of “The Last Colonial Museum in the World”, Issues on Decolonization and Repatriation

Hugo DeBlock

Abstract


The Africa Museum in Tervuren, Brussels, reopened its doors after a closure of five years. What precisely is on view in the refurbished museum? And how do the choices made by the museum relate to wider discussions in anthropology and museology on decolonization and repatriation? In Belgium, it seems, working towards cooperation between all parties involved is far from finished. 

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Europe; Africa; Art

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/mas.v17i2.3066



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Museum and Society

ISSN 1479-8360