In December 2021, we visited the AfricaMuseum or Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) in Tervuren. A historic building and institution in Belgium, it obviously has a controversial subject, as Belgium had the Congo, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a colony. When one mentions colony, one mentions abuse, exploitation and worse.
‘Freight’ and ‘Listen’ exhibitions at MAS in Antwerp
On Saturday, Museum Aan de Stroom or Museum At the Stream (MAS) in Antwerp opened the new section ‘Freight. About the port, people and cargo‘ on the 6th floor. It replaces ‘World Port. About trade and shipping‘. So it remains in the same theme.
MAS opens new permanent exhibition section: ‘Freight’
On 11 December 2021, the new permanent exhibition ‘Freight. About the port, the people and cargo‘ opens on the sixth floor of the Museum Aan de Stroom (Museum At the Stream, MAS) in Antwerp. This exhibition takes you into the colorful history of shipping and world trade.
REVIEW | Train World exhibition ‘From Peking to Hankow: a Belgian adventure in China’
Until 7 October 2021 Train World in Schaarbeek / Schaerbeek hosts the ‘From Peking to Hankow: a Belgian adventure in China‘ exhibition. It tells the story of Belgian railway entrepreneurship in the Empire of China between 1898 and 1905.
‘Congoville’: contemporary artists walk colonial paths at Middelheim Museum in Antwerp
Today, the Middelheimmuseum and the University of Antwerp are located on the site where the Colonial University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1920. Just over a hundred years later, this is the reason for the Middelheim Museum to investigate the traces of the colonial history of the site and to make it legible. It…
Celebrating 10 years of MAS, from 22 to 24 May
The Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS) or Museum At the Stream in Antwerp is turning ten. On May 17, 2011, the MAS opened its doors.
God Is Almighty in Côte d’Ivoire
In December 2014 I visited my sister in Côte d’Ivoire, also known as Ivory Coast. What struck me, is how religious people are.