14 Goldstein 1955 reversed
On request

Secondary education: Guided Tour ‘Recaptioning our stories’

  • Fee activity € 104.5
  • Maximum amount of participants 20
  • Duration 1.5h
  • Location FOMU

Images are omnipresent. On social media, in the street scene, in history books ... The world is presented via these images, but are these images really so innocent? What if someone else uses your images to tell their own story? What are the consequences of that?

The exhibition Recaptioning Congo reclaims archival material from the Congolese colonial period. This expo takes a critical look at how the old photographs were used to represent people and societies and places history in a new light. Diverse perspectives from European and African photographers, ranging from propaganda images to family portraits, show how photography shapes our view.

In this active tour, students engage in an experiential way with imaging, story and power for themselves. How does it feel when your story is claimed by someone else? What if your voice is taken away from you? How does the story change when you are in control of the narrative?


For whom?

3rd grade secondary education, for all directions. When you make your reservation, tell us the age, level or field of interest of the pupils so that our guide can prepare a tailor-made visit.


From Tuesday, 20/9/2022 up to and including 29/1/2023, during the opening hours of the museum (Tue-Sun, 10am - 6pm)


90 minutes

  • Price per group of up to 20 participants: 104,50 EUR
  • Per group of 20 students, 2 supervisors get free admission. For each group of 20 students, at least 1 supervisor must be present

Themes & Competencies

Themes that may be addressed: image building, power, propaganda, colonial history, representation. The students look critically at history and form their own opinions about it.

Key competences:

  • Historical awareness

  • Citizenship

  • Digital competences

  • Cultural awareness

  • Social and relational competences

Relevant subjects: Fine arts, citizenship, photography - video - film, behavioral & cultural sciences, history, philosophy of life, media & communication - social skills, philosophy & moral sciences, PAV, Dutch, English, French

This visit was developed by Nyiragasigwa Hens, Merryl Njimegni, Sarah Bekambo and Nona Sadey.


With how many groups can you book at the same time?

You can book this visit with 2 groups at the same time.

Do I need to prepare my visit to the FOMU?

We recommend that you prepare for your visit to Recaptioning Congo. Please use the resource list on the FOMU website:

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