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Summertime in Tervuren and Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium.

Photography by Tzina- Mersina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.
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Tervuren a small green city in Brussel's area of 20.500 inhabitants that  located in the province of Flemish Brabant  in Vladers.. must be very proud of itself even lost its castle of Tervuren , the residence of the dukes of Brabant in the 14th and 15th century.


                                            Hee Tervuren Summer Festival 2013.


With official language Dutch and local minorities that consist of French speakers and nationalities through diffent countries of Europian Union, the USA and Canada the city can be characterized as an area with a special 'face'. A city that is one of the richest municipalities in Belgium and its population is a mix of nationalities of expatriate workers usually for EU, NATO or for multinational corporation.




Tervuren's Royal Museum of Central Africa that in 2010 celebrated its 100th anniversary has the reputation of being one of the best museums devited to Africa.
His history is linked to king Leopoldo II that employed Henry Morton Stanley to explore Central Africa on his behalf.
That relationship ended with Stanley's help for the recognition of the Congo Free State at the 1884- 1885 Berlin Conference and with the opening of Congo Museum (1898) and later on Museum of Belgian Congo (1910) that was eventually the first version of the Museum for Central Africa (1960).
                                         The Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium.











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