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AfricaMuseum @ EgmontPalace


This summer, the last Pop-Up of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren takes place in the Egmont Palace. The exhibition “AfricaMuseum @ EgmontPalace” brings about 10 collection pieces of the museum into dialogue with about 10 art works of  contemporary artists. The participating artists include Sammy Baloji, Chéri Chérin, Iviart Izamba Zi Kianda, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, Pauline M’barek, Aimé Mpane, Voania Muba, Aimé Ntakiyica, Chéri Samba, Sarah Vanagt and Maarten Vanden Eynde. The curators are Christine Bluard and Ilse Dauwe.

Following a five-year renovation, the museum will open its doors on the 8th of December 2018 with a new logo and a new identity. The expo aims to lift the veil on what the new museum will or could look like. In this temple of diplomacy, the exhibition intends to promote openness and willingness for dialogue. Various layers and questions arise, without necessarily giving an answer. Look out for the actual opening of the museum, which is awaited with great anticipation across national borders.

The exhibition is an initiative of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the AfricaMuseum. It is the 7th edition of the Summer exhibitions in the Egmontpalace. The inauguration took place on July 18 in the presence of H.M. Queen Mathilde and was musically animated by Belgian-Congolese musician Baloji.

AfricaMuseum @ EgmontPalace
Egmont Palace, 8, Petit Sablon/Kleine Zavel, 1000 Brussels
Open: 21/07 3-6 pm, 23/07-31/08/2018 :12pm - 6pm
Closed: Weekends & 15/08
Free entry

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Previous exhibitions

Since 2012, exhibitions are held every year at the Egmont Palace at the occasion of July 21st. These exhibitions reach a wide audience, ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 visitors, including heritage adepts, art lovers, Brussels fanatics, tourists as well as accidental curious passers-by

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Cultural heritage at the Egmont Palace and the art policy of Foreign Affairs

The Egmont Palace is situated in the cultural heart of the city, at a stone’s throw from the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Bozar, the Royal Palace and the Petit Sablon. It could be a perfect tourist attraction. Therefore, the FPS Foreign Affairs wishes to make the cultural heritage of the Egmont Palace more accessible to the general public, e.g. by organizing the yearly summer exhibitions and by participating to the late night openings of the Brussels museums.

These activities organized in the Egmont Palace are supported by the kunstcomitéd’art of Foreign Affairs and are part of the bigger picture of the art policy of Foreign Affairs. More info on the art collection managed by the art patrimony service can be found in the brochure  Art in the Belgian Embassies (PDF, 4.35 MB).

Any questions?
Please read also our publication  Art@Egmontpalace (PDF, 2.16 MB).

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