Habyarimana Museum

Title

Habyarimana Museum

Description

The Habyarimana Presidential Palace preserves the plane crash site that took the lives of President Habyarimana and Burundian President Cyprien Ntaryamira on April 6, 1994. The plane crashed onto the palace grounds. Parts of the plane are preserved. The rest of the palace has been left to rot. Considered an official museum, the palace contains zero wall text about Habyarimana or the site's significance. Considering the lack of information, I argue that the site's preservation must be looked at as a political message. One might argue that the site is meant to humiliate any Habyarimana apologists.

Creator

Jordan Broutman

Source

Jordan Broutman

Date

December 20, 2012

Rights

Property of Jordan Broutman

Files

DSC00848.jpg

Citation

Jordan Broutman, “Habyarimana Museum,” Rwandan Genocide Memorials, accessed August 13, 2022, https://rwandanmemorials.omeka.net/items/show/41.