a public event
'The Congo I Presume': Tepid Revisionism at the Belgian Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren, 1910/2005
A faculty lecture by DEBORA SILVERMAN, UCLA, History
Thursday, February 14, 2008
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6275 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
King Leopold II galvanized his new nation of Belgium to show imperial prowess and bring liberation and civilization to a "Congo Free State." This lecture, part of a book-in-progress, explores how the Congo was represented in the King's Museum at the turn of the century and how it is now being reconsidered.