Ethnographic Museum (Rwanda)

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Ethnographic Museum
The Ethnographic Museum when it was called the National Museum of Rwanda
Former nameNational Museum of Rwanda

The Ethnographic Museum (Kinyarwanda: Inzu ndangamurage[1]), formerly the National Museum of Rwanda (French: Musée national du Rwanda, Kinyarwanda: Ingoro y'Umurage w'u Rwanda), is the national museum of Rwanda. It is located in Butare.[2]

It was built with help of the Belgian government. It first opened in 1989 and it is a good source of information on the cultural history of the country and the region.[2] It is also known as the site of the murder of Queen Dowager Rosalie Gicanda and several others during the Rwandan Genocide.[3]


  1. ^ "Inzu Ndangamurage z’u Rwanda zikomeje kwinjiza akayabo." (Archived 2013-03-10 at WebCite) Izuba Rirashe. Retrieved on 10 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Aimable Twagilimana (1 October 2007). Historical Dictionary of Rwanda. Scarecrow Press. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-8108-6426-9.
  3. ^ Rwanda genocide: Nizeyimana convicted of killing Queen Gicanda, 19 June 2012, BBC, Retrieved 2 March 2016

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