Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:30pm–5:30pm
UCL Institute for Advanced Studies, Common Ground
This presentation takes as its starting point the case of Alexandre Delcommune, one of Leopold II’s best known ‘pioneers’ who at one stage returned home from Congo with a well-known power object (which is now considered one of the Royal Museum for Central Africa’s masterpieces) and the daughter he had with a Congolese woman. It does so in order to analyse how objects and persons were uprooted during the colonial era and transported to Belgium without the permission of their owners and mothers/maternal families respectively and the ways in which diasporic persons have tried to right these wrongs in recent years.
Bambi Ceuppens is a curator at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren (Brussels).
Date(s) - 07/11/2019
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm