Placide Mumbembele

Placide Mumbembele

Cultural anthropologist

  • The role of museums, Colonial legacy, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Placide Mumbembele is a Congolese anthropologist, whose research is focused on museums and cultural heritage in the postcolonial African context. Placide Mumbembele is a doctor of social and political sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He published his research findings on cultural heritage in 2014 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention Le label patrimoine mondial en Afrique: entre illusion et désillusion. Cas de la République démocratique du Congo; The label World Heritage in Africa: between illusion and disillusionment: Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (editors: C. Kpadonou, D. Neuba, H. Boko-Koudakassi, S. Van Damme); Johannesburg: African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in cooperation with the Department of Arts and Culture South Africa and 2019 Musée, lutte politique et revendications nationales en situation (post)coloniale au Congo-Kinshasa in the annals of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Kinshasa.

Placide Mumbembele is currently a lecturer in cultural anthropology and the history of Congolese museums at the University of Kinshasa.

Contributions by Placide Mumbembele