Royal Museum for Central Africa closing for 3 years

renovation Tervuren

Saturday 30 November the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, “the last colonial museum in the world” quoting director Guido Gryseels, will be closing for three years, so only 3 months left to go enjoy it’s dated, but unique charm!

More information about the € 66 million renovation here. For a video and the news item (in Dutch), click here. The good news is that the masterpieces will be travelling to New York (Metropolitan), Los Angeles (LACMA), Parijs (Musée Dapper), Florida and Atlanta. The Museum for African Art in NY is also listed, though its opening has been delayed repeatedly since it broke ground in 2007. The current targeted opening date, in 2015, still depends on the success of the capital campaign – they still need $ 60 million.

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[…] As stated before, the Royal Museum for Central Africa of Tervuren (RMCA) will be closing for (at least) 3 years the end of this month. So, today I went to visit it one last time. While the museum was trembling due to the drillings outside, the famous stuffed elephant was already being prepared for its coming journey.. […]