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Notes on the Geography of Belgium: Tervuren: Africa Museum: Photo 10

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This is "Belgium Bringing Civilization to the Congo."  The museum's published guide states that these sculptures "are distinctly paternalistic and suggest an enormous distance between the European and African 'races.'"  Visitors a century ago would have agreed but would have found no fault with the Belgians.

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