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Tales of a renovation (RMCA, Tervuren)

Jo Van De Vijver © KMMA - MRAC.
Jo Van De Vijver © KMMA – MRAC.

For a blog documenting the renovation of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), click here, a site to bookmark.

The RMCA museum building closed its doors on 1 December 2013 for an extensive renovation and will reopen to the public in mid-2017.

What happens when a museum closes for renovation? That’s what this blog is for – to share stories of the ins and out of this enterprise, from the last days of the ‘old museum’ to the development of the new permanent exhibition, and everything in between: visits made by our collection pieces to other museums, as well as accounts of the renovation itself from the architect and the contractors.

The wide array of bloggers include members of the education service, museologists, restorers, project managers, collection managers, guest curators, our partners, and more.
Posts are written alternately in Dutch, French and English.

Jo Van De Vijver © KMMA - MRAC
Jo Van De Vijver © KMMA – MRAC.