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We have to fight to reduce the scars. For the British and Belgian money backing the opening of the museum, restoring Stanley alongside other artefacts makes sense. Tervuren Museum — the Royal Museum of Central Africa, started by King Leopold as a colonial treasure store and criticised for failing to reveal the brutalities of his regime — today houses more than , objects from central Africa, and has to date returned only in three waves, to help fill in gaps in Congo's own collection of 40, artefacts.
Most of the objects in Belgium were collected during the colonial period, when Europe's self-proclaimed "civilisers" thought African objects should be maintained for posterity before European culture overtook the continent. Now the value of African art has shot up, and for the first time Kinshasa's residents can view ceremonial masks, once-powerful totems, ancestral statues, musical instruments and hair combs in the grounds of Mobutu's former palace that was once home to a presidential zoo of lions, leopards, crocodiles and monkeys.
Students attending this month's grand opening said it was the first time they had ever seen things they had been taught about themselves at school. It's better not to forget.
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Stanley married Dorothy Tennant on July 12, , and they adopted a son, Denzil. Stanley was renaturalized a British subject in he had become a U. The remaining years before his death were spent mainly at Furze Hill near Pirbright, Surrey , a small estate that he bought in You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security. Henry Morton Stanley. Article Media. Info Print Print. Table Of Contents. Submit Feedback.
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