Who gets to write the History? The 'world's last colonial museum' (September 2018)

IB History: Who gets to write the History? The 'world's last colonial museum' (September 2018)

The renovation of Belgium’s African museum ‘the last colonial museum in the world’ highlights this question and the issue of how countries try to deal with dark parts of their past.The African Museum was built by King Leopold II for the 1897 World Exhibition as ‘a monument to himself’ a showcase for the plunder of the Belgian Congo, and a justification for it, with very little mention of the impact that colonisation...


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