Collection management

About the GeoCatalogue

Find and visualize in a few clicks the collection of data and maps of the RMCA and its African partners

The RMCA GeoCatalogue was developed within the framework of the GeoKivu project (2016-2018), funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD).This project aimed at enriching regional and local knowledge in the fields of earth sciences and geography by enhancing the documentary archives of partner institutions in Central Africa, as well as the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA).  It was then extended to all available geodata without thematic restriction.

Today, the GeoCatalogue presents the metadata of more than 20,000 documents belonging to the collections of the RMCA, the Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles de Lwiro (CRSN), the Institut Géographique du Congo (IGC), the Université Officielle de Bukavu (UOB), the Musée Géologique de Bukavu, and the Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Bukavu (ISP).

Objectives :

  •     Facilitate the access to the collections
  •     Protecting and enhancing the scientific heritage
  •     Strengthen the visibility of partner institutions in the DRC and promote interaction with users
  •     Harmonize and standardize inventories

The encoding of new metadata is ongoing and continues to enrich the GeoCatalogue on a regular basis. It is possible to access document metadata through multi-criteria searches. These searches provide contact information for the host institution that can be directly consulted to request access to the documents sought. For more information, visit the RMCA geocatalogue!


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