7 Sep 2018

Who gets to write history: Inside the ‘last colonial museum’ in the world

News Correspondent

How should Europe’s painful colonial past be told, and who gets to tell it? That’s what they’re struggling with at Belgium’s Africa Museum, home of the world’s largest collection of African art.

Built on the site of what was once a human zoo, which showcased Africans as if they were animals, it’s now undergoing a massive renovation. But instead of removing controversial artefacts, they’re relabeling them.

Fatima Manji is the last reporter to be allowed inside what’s been called the “last colonial museum.”