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Words by Jacky Maniacky

HOME: a research project on human remains in Belgian collections

Several Belgian public and private institutions preserve human remains in their collections. Some of these human remains arrived in Belgium during the colonial period. In collaboration with six other museums and universities, the RMCA launched the HOME project to thoroughly evaluate the historical, scientific, and ethical background of human remains in Belgian collections. The aim is to inform policy and stakeholders about their possible final destinations. Scientific research and exhibitions over the past decades have preceded this project.

Read more about the project here.

And about the Home project at the AfricaMuseum here

The Museum’s Rotunda is home to a sculpture by Congolese artist Aimé Mpane depicting the skull of Lusinga, installed in February 2020. Photo: Jonas Van de Voorde, @RMCA