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Butare National Museum
The national museum in Butare was donated in 1989 by the Belgium government and gave back a part of ethnographic collection acquired during the colonial period. The design and the concept of the museum was realized in co-operation with the royal museum for the Central Africa of Tervuren, Belgium. The modern building has different sections and displays a wide collection of monochrome pictures, tradition alartifacts and objects, tools and different craft products. Ethnographic objects are grouped together according to them giving excellent information on the daily life. Traditional ceramics and basketry are still manufactured and belong to the finest handicrafts of the region. The national museum remained surprisingly untouched during the civil war in 1994.