Exhibitions in the world

During the renovation several collection pieces from our reserves and the masterpieces from our showcases appear in the most diverse places in the world.

Current exhibitions


Institut des Musées Nationaux du Congo - IMNC
Congo. Nature & Culture
Since 2011, a pictures and text version.
This exhibit, last to be seen in 2005 in Tervuren, travelled in 2007 to the 'Musée National de Lubumbashi'.

Lubumbashi, Musée National de Lubumbashi - MNL
Congo. Nature & Culture (since 2007)
Congo Far West (since September 2013)


Past exhibitions


France, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
Du Jourdain au Congo, Art et christianisme en Afrique centrale
23/11/02106 - 02/04/2017

The Netherlands, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
Permanent exhibition (2 objects on loan)
Until May 1st, 2016

Switzerland, Rietberg Museum, Zürich
African Masters - Sculptures by Traditional West African Artists (3 objects on loan)
February 14th, to June 1st, 2014.

France, Musee Dapper, Paris
Initiés (74 objects on loan)
October 8th, 2013 to July 6th, 2014.

Sweden, Etnografiska museet, Stockholm
Fetish Modernity (35 objects on loan)
October 2013 to January 2014 (in 2011 in the RMCA)

Serbia, Museum of African Art (MAA), Belgrade
Echoes... from the Royal Museum for Central Africa Sound Archives
November 13th, 2014 - December 20th, 2014


New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Power and Majesty (12 objects on loan)
September 16th, 2015 to January 2016

Los Angeles, L.A. County Museum of Art, LACMA
Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa (26 objects on loan)
July 7th, 2013 to January 5th, 2014

Florida, The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville
KONGO across the WATERS (111 objects on loan)
October 22nd, 2013 to March 23rd, 2014

Washington DC, Smithsonian. National Museum of African Art
Earth matters. Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa (2 objects on loan)
April 22nd, 2013 to January 4th, 2014

Atlanta, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
KONGO across the WATERS (111 objects on loan)
May 15th, 2014 to September 21st, 2014

Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum
KONGO across the WATERS (111 objects on loan)
October 25th, 2014 to January 25th, 2015

New Orleans, Museum of Art
KONGO across the WATERS (111 objects on loan)
February 27th, 2015 to May 25th, 2015

Arizona, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix
Permanent exhibition (104 ethnographic music instruments on loan)
Until October 2020


Halle de l’ Etoile
Artists in Residence
July 12th to 31st, 2013 under the title Congo Far West
(in 2011 in the RMCA)