Belgium’s Africa Museum reopens to confront its colonial demons

Stuffed animals are seen in Belgium's Africa Museum before its reopening to the public on December 9, 2018, after five years of renovations to modernise the museum from pro-colonial propaganda exhibits to one that condemns colonisation, in Tervuren, Belgium December 6, 2018. Picture taken December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

TERVUREN, Belgium (Reuters) – Belgium’s Africa Museum will reopen to the public on Sunday after five years of renovations designed to modernise the museum from an exhibition of pro-colonial propaganda to one that is critical of Belgium’s imperialist past. The museum, full of artefacts and stuffed wildlife, was often criticised for ignoring the brutalities of […]

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