- ACASA--Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) of the United States
- Addis Foto Fest 2010: December 7-11, 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Adire African Textiles (Dr. Duncan Clarke, London, UK)
A commercial site that contains useful information on the history and manufacturing techniques of adire cloth and other textiles of western Nigeria; plus links.
- Africa Forum (H-Africa, H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.)
- Africa Reparations Movement (UK): Campaign for Return of the Benin Bronzes (via ARC Net Ltd., UK)
Note: this site has not been updated since 2002.
- "Africa's Iron and Copper Currencies: Suggested Reading" (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries.)
- African Archaeology -- WWW Virtual Library (Bernard-Olivier Clist, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique)
An extensive listing of links for the archaeology (and paleo-anthropology) of Africa on the Internet---news, field data reports, scholars' contact information, institutions, etc.
- "African Architecture Today" Conference, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,
June 7-8, 2007, Kumasi, Ghana
The web site still features the full programme
with downloadable papers.
- African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Artwork of various West African peoples, with some Makonde objects from East Africa.
- African Art & the Virtual Museum: an undergraduate course (1996) (Dr. Benjamin Ray et al., University of Virginia)
This old site includes links to a course description, student Web art exhibitions, a course syllabus, bibliographies, cultural maps, and e-mail contacts. The images are used with copyright permission and are taken from collections at the Bayly Museum of the University of Virginia, the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, the Hampton University Museum, and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
- African Arts/Handicraft and Environmental Management Institute (AFHEMI), Yaoundé, Cameroon (Prof. Carol Ventura, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee)
This website offers general information about the center and links to information about a variety of Cameroonian visual and handicraft artists who work with metal, bark, beads, pottery, wood, and cloth. Some pages include links to non-African handicraft artists.
- AfricanColours (Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; via Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Art news, book & exhibition reviews, and portal for African artists from all over the continent, with links to artists & online galleries, museums, book publishers, other sites with news on art, film, music, fashion, & photography, etc.
- African Diaspora Archaeology Network (Chris Fennell, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
- African Loxo -- Art Contemporain Africain (Art Entraide France, Benodet, France; Diappo, Dakar, Sénégal)
Une présentation de plus de 130 artistes africains, classement pars pays, ce site << est une plateforme d'échanges économiques et culturels entre l'Afrique et le reste du monde...et sert de
lien entre les créateurs africains et les marchés de l'art >>.
- African Photography Basel Ethnographic Museum. (Erin Haney & Jürg Schneider, Basel, Switzerland)
"Photography of West Africa and beyond, 1840 to now": digital images of photo albums in the Carl Passavant collection, acquired during Passavant's travels in West and Central Africa, 1883-1885 and now held by the Museum der Kulturen in Basel. This digital project is designed to serve as a repository of historical photographs from Africa. Other collectors and institutions are invited to contribute content.
- African Posters from the Melville J. Herskovits Library, Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois)
"The Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University maintains a comprehensive collection of posters published in Africa and elsewhere. The posters provide a unique resource to carry on research in a broad range of disciplines by consulting the visual image created by governments (independent and colonial) and international agencies, as well as political, labor, social, religious, educational and cultural organizations. In the first phase of this web site, 77 posters, selected as a representative sampling of the collection, are available for searching and viewing."
- African Sculptural Art (Dr. Herbert E. Roese, UK)
A collection of illustrated short essays on 'indigenous sculptural arts of South Africa', 'modern' sculpture of Zimbabwe, and on sculpture from west/west-central Africa (Ghana, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo) -- written between the years 1995 and 2000.
- African Sculpture Images (University of Pennsylvania)
- Africultures: Arts -- Actualités (Olivier Barlet, Editions Harmattan, France)
- Afrique in visu: plateforme d'échanges autour du métier de photographe en Afrique (Paris, France)
"Afrique in visu, a été initié en octobre 2006 au Mali par Jeanne Mercier et Baptiste de Ville d'Avray. Après l'ouverture d'une cellule d'expérimentation du projet au Mali et au Maroc, l'équipe d'Afrique in visu a étendu son action sur l'ensemble du continent en particulier en République du Congo, République Démocratique du Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Maroc..."
- AFROMET: Association for the Return of the Maqdala Ethiopian Treasures (2000) (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Essays (by historian Richard Pankhurst), opinion pieces, and a petition -- no images -- for the return of the art treasures (royal crowns, manuscripts, etc.) stolen from Maqdala by the British Napier expedition in 1868.
-- See also: Dr. Kwame Opoku on "Restitution of African Artefacts" (Oct-Dec 2008) ModernGhana.Com
(Modern Ghana Media Communications, Ltd., Accra, Ghana)
- Akan Cultural Symbols Project (George F. Kojo and Robert E. Rowe, Marshall University, West Virginia)
The site offers examples and explanations of Akan architecture, textiles, metalwork, wood carving, cosmology, and political traditions. "This project is designed as an educational resource to show the relationships between Akan visual arts and Akan verbal genres. It is also to show some aspects of the rich cultural heritage of the Akan of Ghana ... The Project, therefore, comprises this web site - Akan Cultural Symbols Project Online; a series of books and catalogues; photo exhibitions, lectures and workshops; and multi-media CD-ROMs."
- Aksum: an African civilisation of late antiquity. By Stuart Munro-Hay. (1991)--Excerpts -- Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press, 1991. Plain text, 227 pages in PDF format. (via The Debre Selam Kidist Mariam Church, Washington, DC)
- algeriades.com: le guide de l'Algérie à l'affiche (via France)
Un "webzine" sur les nouveautés de la littérature, tous les arts, et l'histoire et la société en Algérie.
- Ancient Egypt on the Internet (Columbia University Libraries)
- Ancient Nubia Exhibit (1987) (University of Chicago)
- Ancient Nubia Exhibit (1992) (University of Chicago)
- Ancient Sudan ~ Nubia (2008) (Ibrahim M. Omer, USA)
- ANKH: Un site sur les Civilisations africaines et l'Egyptologie (Paris, France)
- Anthropology Back Door to the Web: L'Afrique centrale (Dr. Bernard Clist, Grasse, France)
- Les Carnets d'Archéologie française en Afrique-Arabie (France Diplomatie ; France, Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Paris)
Le site comprend un recueil des résumés des études dans les différentes missions de la région.
- ArchiAfrika (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
- Architecture Kenya (Nairobi, Kenya)
"Architecture Kenya was founded in May 2010 with a mission to deliver the most comprehensive information related to architecture, urban design, research and sustainable design in Kenya to people around the world on a daily basis. It is an online source of information for a growing number of people interested in Kenyan architectural news, projects, products, events, jobs, interviews and competitions among others."
- "Arms into Art = Armas para Arte (Núcleo de Arte em Maputo, Moçambique e AfricaServer em Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
A virtual exhibition of works of art made from AK 47 machine guns, landmines, and hand weapons. In English, Portuguese, Dutch, or Danish.
- Art & Life in Africa Project (Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa)
"[The project] is a CD-ROM based program on African art, based on The Stanley Collection at The University of Iowa Museum of Art and supplemented by additional images from important collections across the country organized on the theme of Art and Life in Africa. Objects will be placed in the context for which they were created in the lives of African peoples. This project is innovative in two ways: (1) objects in a museum context are recontextualized making use of field photographs, films, maps, narration, and text, and (2) a version of the program will be accesible through the World Wide Web on the Internet, making a valuable cultural resource accessible at institutions which do not otherwise have access to such material locally."
- The Art of the African Mask, February-August 1994 Exhibition Catalog, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Images and discussion on masks from West and Central Africa.
- Artthrob: Contemporary Art in South Africa (Cape Town ; Johannesburg ; Durban, South Africa)
A web-zine offering articles and reviews on art trends in South Africa, links to news on current and recent exhibitions; plus related websites. "ArtThrob is South Africa's leading contemporary visual arts publication, reporting on the national arts scene and the involvement of South African artists in the international art world."
- Asmara: Architettura e pianificazione urbana nei fondi dell'IsLAO. -- Rome, Italy: Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente, 2010.
The digital version of an edited volume --in Italian-- on the study of the legacy of Italian colonial architecture and urban planning in Eritrea's capital city, Asmara; with an interactive map and a very large collection of digitized photographs.
- Association Française d'Action Artistique: 6èmes Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie, du 10 novembre au 10 décembre 2005, Bamako, Mali. En collaboration avec le Ministère de la Culture du Mali. (AFAA, Paris, France)
"Pendant un mois, la photographie africaine, au travers de nombreuses expositions, ateliers, séminaires, projections et autres événements festifs investira la capitale malienne et certains de ses lieux comme le Musée national du Mali, le Palais de la Culture, le Musée du District, le Centre culturel français..."
-- Voir aussi: Maison Africaine de la Photographie, Bamako, Mali
-- Voir aussi: Les 5èmes Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine -- "Rites sacrés, rites profanes", Bamako, Mali, du 20 octobre au 20 novembre 2003
- Bamako & London: collaborative project of exchanges (2011-2012) (London, UK)
Highlights from a series of collaborative photography exhibitions. "...drawing upon scenes of everyday lives in London and Bamako through the medium of photographs and transcriptions of interviews."
- BANI: Base d'Anthropologie physique du Niger, 1994 (IRD--L'Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris)
"BANI a été conçue pour présenter la collection de squelettes et de restes osseux de l'I.R.S.H., Institut de Recherche en Sciences Humaines de l'Université de Niamey. Elle a été développée dans le cadre du projet 'Conservatoire Archéologique' financé par le Fond d'Aide et de Coopération français et mis en oeuvre par l'ORSTOM et l'I.R.S.H. Mais BANI n'est pas seulement un inventaire anthropologique, c'est aussi une description de la plupart des sépultures préislamiques fouillées officiellement entre 1978 et 1992 dans le nord du Niger. Elle concerne au total 259 sépultures dont 187 sous monuments funéraires."
- "Benin--Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria" Exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago, July 10--September 21, 2008 (Chicago, Illinois)
- Benin1897.com: Art and the Restitution Question -- A colloquium and a traveling art exhibition by
Peju Layiwola, April-May 2010 (University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)
- "Black Portraiture[s]: The Black Body in the West," January 17-20, 2013, Paris, France (An international conference co-sponsored by New York University-Paris, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, Cornell University, Musée du quai Branly, FSHM, and L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts)
- Bonani Africa 2010--Festival of Photography, January 2010, South Africa (via SAHO--South African History Online, Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa)
- The British Museum--World Cultures: Africa (London, UK)
- The Brooklyn Museum: Arts of Africa -- Online Image Collections (New York)
This site features 3,862 objects that have been digitally photographed, with several image sizes and background information--including where the object itself can be viewed in the museum; plus related web links.
- The Art of Burkina Faso (2002) (Prof. Christopher D. Roy, University of Iowa, Iowa City)
A survey of the visual arts in Burkina Faso, with lots of photographs, maps, and descriptive texts.
- Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections (Emory University):
- Home Page
- Ancient Egyptian Collection
"The Carlos Museum's Egyptian collection includes objects from the Predynastic period down to the Roman occupation. First and foremost, it illustrates the funerary beliefs and practices of the ancient Egyptians: the need for the preservation of the body and for burial with the proper funerary equipment. While this might seem to suggest that the Egyptians were obsessed with death, it must be remembered that such an impression is partly due to archaeological factors. The Egyptians buried their dead in the desert, while they lived their lives in cities and villages near the river. It is easier to excavate in dry sand than in areas where work is hampered by a high water table and by present-day occupation. Nevertheless, objects of everyday life are represented in the Carlos Museum's collection, thanks to the Egyptians' habit of placing such items in their tombs for use in the afterlife."
- Sub-Saharan Africa Collection
"..the approximately 900 works acquired by the Carlos Museum from William S. Arnett in 1994 offer valuable insight into African artistic expressions in the variety of their forms, functions, and cultures of origin. The collection also reflects Mr. Arnett's personal collecting interests over the past 25 years. A majority of the objects come from West Africa, with a focus on the numerous cultures of Nigeria, Republic of Benin, and the Cameroon Grassfields. The rest are from the Equatorial Central region of the continent, located mainly in the modern state of Zaire [Dem. Rep. of Congo]. Most of the works date from the 19th and early 20th centuries."
- Casa das Áfricas: Arte e cultura -e- Fotografias (São Paulo, Brazil)
"A Casa das Áfricas
é um centro de pesquisa e de promoção de atividades culturais relacionadas ao continente africano."
- "Céramique en pays serrer et tumulus sénégambiens". Par Stéphane Pradines. Internet Archaeology. (Online). (Issue 3, Autumn 1997) -- York, UK: Department of Archaeology, University of York, 1996-
Remarque: Il faut s'incrire avant de lire cet article.
- Columbia University, Department of Art and Archaeology: Thulamela: computational tools for modeling, visualizing & analyzing historic and archaeological sites (New York ; Kruger National Park, South Africa)
"The multi-phase project will document, present and interpret key aspects of the archaeological and cultural heritage of Kruger National Park." The site features especially:
-- Visual resources
--and-- online texts
(plus short list of books).
- Congo 2010 Expositions -- Fleuve Congo, Indépendance!, Bonjour Congo, Kinshasa-Bruxelles, et Collections Itinérantes, avril 2010--janvier 2011, Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgium
- Cross|ing: Time Space Movement, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum (Tampa, Florida)
Brief biographies and a few examples from the 1997 exhibition.
- Cutting to the Essence, Shaping for the Fire (Indiana University; Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, Peoria, Illinois)
Yoruba and Akan art exhibit.
- Ousmane Ndiaye Dago -- Photographe (Dakar, Sénégal; via Paris)
Un site artistique où figure l'artiste sénégalais et son ouevre -- y compris quelques fichiers vidéos. Il y a aussi des actualités artistiques sélectionées.
- DAK'ART 2012: La Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain, du 11 mai au 10 juin 2012, Dakar, Sénégal
Le 20ème anniversaire! L'exposition internationale d'Art Africain Contemporain de la Biennale de Dakar présentera le travaux de beaucoup d'artistes venus de plus que 20 pays d'Afrique et une Exposition Diaspora ...comprend un large éventail de stratégies d'expression allant de la peinture à l'installation, en passant par la performance, la sculpture, l'art vidéo et les média interactifs.
-- Dak'Art 2012: Prospects and Challenges (June 2012)
by Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi ; plus, Photos of the exhibitions and events Nafas: art magazine.
(Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Berlin, Germany; in cooperation with Universes in Universe)
-- Veuillez voir aussi: DAK'ART 2010
- Musée Dapper sur l'art d'Afrique (Paris, France)
- A Day in the Life of Africa: one day in Africa as seen by 100 photographers (Olympus Corporation, Japan)
Requires Adobe Flash Player or equivalent: The website features a gallery of photographs, the names of photographers, location of filming, recorded sounds of the the ocean, birds, people, traffic, and other human activities; plus, information about the print publication. "'A Day in the Life of Africa' was held on February 28, 2002 with nearly 100 photographers from 26 countries around the world using the 53 countries of the African continent as the backdrop...The main objective of this years project is the increasing of awareness of the crisis situation on the African continent with more than 25 million HIV positive males and females, including children, and currently increasing at a rate of 2 people infected every minute."
- de arte. (Online): journal of the Department of Art History and Fine Arts: 1994-2002 -- Pretoria : Unisa Press, published for the Department of Art History and Fine Arts, University of South Africa, 1994-2002.
"de arte" is part of a library of "Unisa Press Online Academic Journals." Selected full articles and tables of contents only.
- Detroit Institute of Art: Africa, Oceanic, and the Indigenous Americas -- Permanent Collection (Detroit, Michigan)
- doual'art (Douala, Cameroun)
"doual'art est un centre d'art contemporain et un laboratoire expérimental de nouvelles pratiques urbaines dans les villes africaines."
- Durban Art Gallery (Durban, South Africa)
"The Durban Art Gallery collections include everything from current and historical art and artefacts of KwaZulu-Natal to English masterpieces, from anonymous carvings, clay pots and beadwork to the works of celebrated South African artists like Andrew Verster and Penny Siopis. The Gallery celebrated its centenary in 1992."
- L'Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (Porto-Novo, République du Bénin)
- "L'EPA est un établissement universitaire de formation et de recherche spécialisé dans la conservation et la médiation du patrimoine culturel mobilier et immobilier à vocation régionale." Sur ce site, on peut apprendre les activités de l'école et les actualités culturelles, participer dans un forum, et trouver une liste de liens aux pages d'accueils de musées africaines et d'autres organisations.
- Eloquent Elegance -- Beadwork In the Zulu Cultural Tradition (Stan and Hilgard Schoeman; via Marques Systems, Randburg, South Africa)
Hilgard Schoeman, an "expert" in South Africa, explains and displays examples of Zulu beadwork.
- Espace Faguèye -- Les Associations Olivier Arts Africains (Dakar, Sénégal; Seysses, France)
<< Ce site est administré par Espace Faguèye, Association basée sur le territoire sénégalais. Olivier Arts Africains basée à Toulouse en France facilite l'accès à la création africaine moderne et contemporaine : plus de 400 oeuvres originales disponibles (peinture, sculpture, photos, Haute couture.)>>
- An Eternity of Forest: Paintings by Mbuti Women (University of California--Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive)
"'All lives, all dances and all is loud.' Energy, motion and sound: the exuberance and vitality of the forest aesthetic is defined alike by a Gabon Pygmy song, and by the paintings of the Mbuti women of the Ituri Forest of northeastern Zaire. Painted barkcloths (pongo, murumba) are used as ritual dress for the rites of passage and spontaneous celebrations that mark the rhythms of Mbuti life--wedding and funeral ceremonies, and the festivities associated with the sacred molimo festival and nkumbi and elima puberty initiations. They are worn in the forest, and during dances performed for ritual purposes or for pure enjoyment."
- Ethiopia: Traditions of Creativity (Prof. Ray A. Silverman et al., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
The site offers profiles on contemporary Ethiopian artists and current news about "the expressive cultures of Ethiopia", plus information and some images from a 1994 art exhibition held at Michigan State University.
- "Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui" (2011) by Dr. Susan Vogel (New York)
Filmed over three years in Venice, Italy, Nsukka, Nigeria, and the US, this is a powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist. An insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Here Anatsui explains how his artworks have become a marriage of painting and sculpture, objects that speak of African history but also reach for the ethereal--and he talks about his aspirations for artworks he has yet to make."
--Credits: Producer, Prince Street Pictures, New York, USA ; Associate Producer, Isaac Kpelle, Accra, Ghana ; Director, Susan Vogel ; Editor, Harry Kafka ; Music, John Billingsley.
- G.I. Jones' Photographic Archive of Southeastern Nigerian Art & Culture (Prof. John C. McCall, in cooperation with Ursula Jones, Dept. of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois)
"This is an archive of digitized photographs depicting the arts and cultures of southeastern Nigeria. The collection includes examples from Ibibio, Igbo, Ijo and Ogoni speaking peoples. All of the photographs were taken in the 1930s by the late G.I. Jones, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge. The majority of the images are from the Igbo speaking regions where Jones conducted most of his research."
- Great Zimbabwe on the Internet
- Cultures.Com: Great Zimbabwe (4 photographs) Africa connection. (Fleetgazelle, San Francisco, California)
- "Great Zimbabwe" "The Literature & Culture of Zimbabwe: The Visual Arts. (Prof. George P. Landow et al., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; via University of Singapore)
A brief summary of the archaeology and architecture of GZ, with several photographs ; part of a larger website on the Visual Arts of Zimbabwe
- "Mystery of Great Zimbabwe" by Peter Tyson and David Randall-MacIver Excerpts from: "Lost Tribes of Israel" NOVA Online. (PBS Online, PBS/WGBH Boston, Massachusetts)
Brief summaries about the European encounter with GZ, with a few illustrations.
- Photographs from "Great Zimbabwe National Park, Zimbabwe. (October 24, 1998)" (Tom Loos, via Department of Computer Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana)
- "Riddle of Great Zimbabwe" by Roderick J. McIntosh (1998) Abstract from: Archaeology. (Online) ; vol. 51, no. 4 (July/Aug 1998) (Archaeological Institute of America, Boston, Massachusetts)
A very brief sketch, with only two illustrations.
- H-AfrArts Web Page (H-Net--Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Arts Council of the African Studies Association of the United States)
H-AfrArts is a discussion list and a WWW site which focus on the expressive arts of Africa and the African diaspora.
- "Hier et aujourd'hui des poteries et des femmes" (Jean Gabriel Elia, Mission Archéologique et Ethnoarchéologique Suisse en Afrique de l'Ouest, Geneva, Switzerland)
- Ce site présente le synopsis d'une exposition sur les traditions céramiques actuelles du Delta Intérieur du Niger (Mali). A l'origine, l'exposition ayant été présentée au Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève, du 24 juin 1996 au 20 octobre.
- Une petite bibliographie de la MAESAO (1998)
- Hillwood Art Museum Collection, Long Island University: "Threads of Time : African Textiles from the Traditional to the Contemporary." Curated by Prof. Lisa Aronson, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. (C. W. Post Campus, Brookville, New York)
An online exhibition on textiles from Cameroon, DRC, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, & Benin ; with thematic essays and bibliography,
- Human origins and evolution in Africa (Prof. Jeanne Sept, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington)
This site offers access to: some basic information on human evolution in Africa; syllabi and other resources for courses being taught at Indiana University by the professor; information about a new interactive CD-ROM product on human origins and the archaeology of Olduvai Gorge, in Tanzania; and several useful pages of links.
- "Images of African Peoples: Photography, History, and Culture in Africa and the African Diaspora" Conference, March 31--April 2, 2006, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
The website includes general information, abstracts from participants, and program.
- Images of Colonial Africa (circa 1900-1914) by Laura Neva Collins of the Africa Inland Mission (Billy Graham Center Archives, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois)
"The images displayed here are one woman's view, mostly of Kenya, at the beginning of the twentieth century, probably before 1914. They depict the country's society, customs, economics, and geography, as well as its growing Christian church, the missionary community assisting in that endeavor, and Collins herself. Also included are some photographs from Cameroon, the Belgian Congo and Uganda."
- Inagina, l'ultime maison du fer: un film sur les forgerons dogon (Département d'Anthropologie et d'Ecologie, Université de Genève, Suisse)
Ce site est une publicité pour le film, mais on y trouve les commentaires intéressants des réalisateurs, les images du film, et un bon de commande. Le film est disponible en anglais. On peut lire ce site en anglais
- International Center of Photography: "Snap Judgements: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography", March 10-May 28, 2006, New York City
The website features selected images, general information about the museum, and artist information. "Snap Judgments was curated by Okwui Enwezor, who also authored the accompanying catalogue. Okwui Enwezor is Dean of Academic Affairs at San Francisco Art Institute."
- ICCROM--International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property -- Africa (Rome, Italy)
- Ivuka Arts (Kigali, Rwanda)
This web site serves as platform to showcase young artists' works and information about the children's dance troupe and other activities for young people at this community-based center. "Since its inception in 2007, Ivuka has become the face of Rwandan art to both the national and international communities alike...Ivuka Arts Founder and Director Collin Sekajugo still envisions the studio primarily as a place where art is used to change lives."
- "Kanga & Kitenge: Cloth and Culture in East Africa," Erie Art Museum, September 27, 2008--April 5, 2009 (Erie, Pennsylvania)
The web site for this art exhibition features images of kanga from the Museum's collections and photographs of kanga and kitenge being used, Swahili inscriptions, etc. ...all in downloadable PowerPoint files.
- Kanga Writings -- Pictures -- History (Hassan Ali, Ottawa, Canada)
A chart of Swahili sayings that often appear on the cotton cloth commonly worn by women in East Africa, especially in Tanzania or coastal Kenya. The chart also includes literal English translation and the deeper meanings.
- Seydou Keita -- "Studio Work: from 1949 to 1970" (Dominique Anginot, Lux Modernis/Commnications Multimedia, Paris; via ZoneZero: From Analog to Digital Photography, USA)
Excerpts from a photographic collection on the work of this world-renown Malian artist published on CD-ROM by Lux Modernis/Communications Multimedia of Paris, plus a very short interview. Warning: there are no identifying captions with the image files.
- "Kente cloth: a selected bibliography (February 1994)" by Ruth A. Hodges, Reference Librarian, Howard University (Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, Washington, DC)
- Kiboko Projects & Galleries (Mark Scheflen et al., Visual Arts Program, St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York)
Since 1995, Mark Scheflen has been director of a program designed to nurture child artists in New York, Kenya, and South Africa. This web site features information about the various programs and several galleries of the children's art ("for sale").
- Krannert Art Museum, Permanent Collections : Africa--Masks (Senufo, Dan, Yoruba) & Headdress (Bamana) from West Africa; plus Ancient Egyptian (Thebes)--19th dynasty. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
- Kunstpedia on African Arts (Hamburg, Germany)
- Leptis Magna (Tripolitania) on the Web
- Libyan Museums: Libya's First Online Museum (Temehu Tourism Services, Tripoli, Libya)
- Musée du Louvre (Paris)
- Maison Africaine de la Photographie (Bamako, Mali)
- Malangatana Valente Ngwenya, 1936-2011
- AllAfrica.Com: "Mozambique: Nation's Greatest Painter Dies," AIM Reports, January 5, 2011 (New York)
- Kulungwana--Associação para o Desenvolvimento Cultural: Malangatana (Maputo, Mozambique)
- The Mail & Guardian. (Online): "Mozambican painter Malangatana dies in Portugal," January 5, 2011 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Notícias. (Online): "Morreu Malangatana," 6 de janeiro de 2011 (Maputo, Moçambique)
- Malangatana interview in August 2007, Maputo, Mozambique via YouTube.Com
- Mali -- Art and Architecture
- Djenné Patrimoine (via France)
Un site bien illusté sur la grande héritage culturelle de la ville, y compris une galerie photographique sur le crépisage de la grande mosquée de Djenné, un recueil de cartes sur la localisation des tombeaux des Saints, et Djenné patrimoine informations. (Online)
. -- [France]: Association pour la promotion du patrimoine culturel de Djenné (Mali), 1996-.
- Dogon Niger Lobi Photographic Albums (Huib Blom, Switzerland)
An extensive collection of travel photographs of people, landscapes, and cultural sites among the Dogon and the Lobi of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana; plus images from along the Niger River in Mali. Note:
individual photos are labelled, but there are no explanatory captions.
-- See especially: "Malian Architecture" photo album
- Mali Interactive Project (Rice University, Texas)
A summary of the 1997 project on the archæogical and historical sites of Jenne-Jeno along the Upper Niger River in Mali, West Africa. The project was designed as a way of teaching archæology to middle and high school students. There are lots of interesting photographs, maps, diagrams, and links to other archaeology sites on the Net.
- Musée du Quay Branly: L'exposition "Dogon" (2011) (Paris, France)
- Mapungubwe Cultural Sites (Mapungubwe National Park, South Africa)
- Mäzgäbä Seelat: Treasury of Ethiopian Images (Prof. Michael Gervers ...[et al]., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
"A database for the recording of Ethiopian art, architecture and culture"---registration is required for access
. "The bulk of the collection is composed of the more than 10,000 photographs taken by Michael Gervers during research trips to Ethiopia between 1982 and 2002. It also includes some rare images taken by Diana Spencer in the 1960s and 1970s, and by Paul Henze and Fiona McEwen more recently...Presently, there are over 11,000 images in the system and more are added regularly."
--See also: Selected publications
by Gervers and others.
- "Metal in Africa" Exhibition, Cambridge University, 26th Sept 1996 - 21st Mar 1998.Jointly sponsored by the African Studies Centre and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University. (Cambridge, UK)
A brief one-page announcement, with links to a few sample images of art from Benin Kingdom (Nigeria), Cameroon, and Gabon.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York -- African Art
- Timeline of Art History: African Art
These web pages offer very brief historical summaries, with a few images and maps. Topics include art of: Aksum, Benin, Egypt, Fulani/Fulbe, Great Zimbabwe, Ife, Igbo-Ukwu, Nok, Nubia, Mali and Songhai empires, Sudan, etc.
- Ancient Egyptian Art -- Special Exhibitions and Web Resources
- Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (Permanent Collection)
This web site features thumbnail images of selected objects in the permanent collection and a general search tool.
- African Art: New York and the Avant-Garde, November 27, 2012-April 14, 2013
- Heroic Africans: legendary leaders and iconic sculptures, September 21, 2011-January 29, 2012
- African & Oceanic Art from the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting, June 2--September 27, 2009
- The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, September 30, 2008--April 5, 2009
- Echoing images: couples in African sculpture, February 10--September 5, 2004
- Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture, November 2002--July 2003
- Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination (April-July 2000) Explore and Learn.
The "scholarly resource" is still accessible, including essays, glossary, images, and bibliography.
- Masterhand: Individuality and Creativity among Yoruba Sculptors (1997-2000) Explore & Learn.
- Michigan State University Museum: African Connections : Perspectives on Collecting Culture, January-September 1999, curated by R.A. Silverman. Virtual Exhibitions (East Lansing, Michigan)
"...includes the contribution of masks from Burkina Faso, West African textiles, an exceptional collection of sowei masks from Sierra Leone and Liberia, Ethiopian paintings dating from the 1930s, Tuareg metalwork from Niger, and figurative sculpture and masks from various parts of the continent. Based on our commitment to collect, conserve, and exhibit well-documented objects, our most important acquisitions have been the research collections made in Somalia, Niger, Ethiopia, and South Africa."
- MoCADA--The Museum of Contemporary African Disaporan Arts (Brooklyn, New York)
"MoCADA was founded in 1999 in a building owned by the historical Bridge Street AWME Church in heart of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community...MoCADA opened its new facility in the James E. Davis 80 Arts Building on May 19, 2006."
- Modern African art : a basic reading list. Compiled by Janet L. Stanley. (Washington, DC: National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 2010)
An online, full-length, annotated bibliography. Last update: July 2010.
- Musée Dapper sur l'Afrique (Paris, France)
- Musée d'ethnographie, Neuchâtel (MEN) (Neuchâtel, Switzerland)
- Musée du Louvre (Paris, France)
- Musée du Quai Branly--Afrique (Paris, France)
- Musée royal de l'Afrique central = Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgique
- The Museum for African Art, New York (Long Island City, Queens, New York)
- General information on programs, ordering publications, and exhibitions.
- Exhibitions: current, travelling, and past; plus coming attractions
- Museum of Arts and Design: The Global Africa Project, November 17, 2010--May 15, 2011 (New York)
The site offers highlights from this exhibition of the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean; plus a teacher resource packet
. "Featured artists range from such well-known figures as Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Kehinde Wiley, and Fred Wilson; to Nigerian-born, London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu, and Paris-based Togolese/Brazilian designer Kossi Aguessy, who has collaborated with Yves Saint Laurent, Cartier, and Swarovski; to the Gahaya Links Weaving Association, a collaborative of Hutu and Tutsi women working in traditional basketry techniques in Rwanda."
- MOMA--Museum of Modern Art: "Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now," March 23--August 14, 2011 The Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries. (New York)
- United States. National Archives and Records Administration: Contemporary African Art from the Harmon Foundation (College Park, Maryland)
This site includes a list of works, an index of artists, and black & white photographs of the works. "The Harmon Foundation, a nonprofit, private foundation active from 1922 to 1967, helped foster an awareness of African art...When the foundation ended its activities in 1967, it donated to the National Archives its entire collection of motion pictures, filmstrips, color slides, and black and white prints and negatives on a variety of subjects."
- National Center for Afro-American Artists (Boston, Massachusetts)
- National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)
- The home page of the museum offers highlights from temporary and permanent collections, as well as teaching resources. See also: Warren M. Robbins Library, National Museum of African Art and
The Library Catalog of The Smithsonian Institution
--Some of the "permanent" and special exhibitions are listed below.
- Current and past exhibitions--all
- African Mosaic: Celebrating a Decade of Collecting, November 2010- (Highlights online)
- Artists in Dialogue: António Cole and Aimé Mpane, February 2009-January 2011 (Hightlights online)
- Brave New World: Theo Eshetu and others (Egyptian, Ethiopian, & Sudanese artists), August 2010-April 2011
- The Healing Power of Art: Works of Art by Haitian Children After the Earthquake, June 2010-February 2011
- Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa & Its Diasporas (2009-2010 US Exhibition)
This exhibition was organized and produced by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and guest curated by Henry Drewal, Ph.D., who is professor of Art History and Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin. The exhibition debuted at the Fowler Museum, then traveled to the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. See the final viewing
at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, California.
- "Artful Animals," July 1, 2009-February 21, 2010
- "African Vision: The Walt Disney--Tishman African Art Collection, February 15-September 7, 2007
- "Body of Evidence--Selections from the Contemporary African Art Collection," June 2006-April 2008
- "The Art of the Personal Object: Art from Eastern & Southern Africa," 2006
"This exhibition celebrates the creativity of African artists who have made utilitarian objects of great beauty. Made to fulfill a specific function, each object was also skillfully conceived to provoke visual and tactile delight."
- "African Gold from the Glassell Collection--Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas," May-November 2006
Gold objects by Akan artists from Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire in the 19th and 20th centuries.
- "Where Gods and Mortal s Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art," June-September 2005
"The exhibition is organized into sections that consider the forms and underlying aesthetic values of Urhobo society: personal images that offer protection and advancement; images of women at various stages of life; masquerade arts; and at the grandest level, communal shrine art, awesome in scale and form. Integral to the exhibition are works by contemporary Urhobo artist Bruce Onobrakpeya."
- "Textures: Words & Symbol in Contemporary African Art", February-September 2005
"The works employ text and graphic symbols to tell stories about memory, identity and the power of language. In doing so, they bring African visual histories into the global debate on conceptualism, which often melds word and image."
- "Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora", May 2 - October 5, 2003
The website features videos and images by "10 artists, from across several generations, who have addressed issues of identity, experienced displacement and created new 'homelands'. Their artworks span the media--from paintings, mixed media, photography and digital prints to ceramic and papier mâché sculptures, murals and on-site installations."
- "Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science", January 31 - October 3, 2003
The website includes images of Ethiopian Orthodox Christian icons (and processional crosses) from the 17th to the 19th centuries; plus a short bibliography
- "Journeys & Destinations: African Artists on the Move", January 31 - November 30, 2003
A selection of images from an exhibition of works by the new African diaspora artists in Europe and the USA.
- "In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa 1885-1960", December 2, 2002 - March 16, 2003
The website features images from the photography exhibition.
- Mali Empire and Djenne Figures -- Curriculum Resource
These web pages offer a very brief summary of the history and art of the Mali empire, with only a few images and a list of related web links.
- Gifts & Blessings: The Textile Arts of Magagascar -- Special exhibit, April 11, 2002 - September 2, 2002.
- Encounters with the Contemporary (Selections from the Permanent Collections) -- January 2002.
- Initiation Arts in African Cultures (West and West-Central African Art) -- Includes "Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation", December 16, 2001 - March 3, 2002.
- Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt -- Special exhibit, November 19, 2000 - February 19, 2001.
- A Concrete Vision : Oshogbo Art in the 1960s -- Special exhibit, January 23 - October 22, 2000.
- Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity -- Special exhibit, September 12, 1999 - January 2, 2000.
- Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear -- Special exhibit, July 18, 1999 - December 26, 1999.
- Claiming Art / Reclaiming Space : Post-Apartheid Art from South Africa -- Special exhibit, June 20 to September 26, 1999.
- Sokari Douglas Camp's "Church Ede - A Tribute to Her Father - Alali/Festival" (Works of the modern Nigerian woman sculptor) -- Special exhibit, March 21 - June 20, 1999. [ See also, Camp's other online exhibits below. ]
- A Personal Journey: Central African Art from The Lawrence Gussman Collection (Art from Gabon and the Congo River Basin)
- "The Ancient West African city of Benin." (Permanent)
- "The Art of the Personal Object" (Permanent) (West-Central and Central African objects)
- "Ceramic Arts" (Permanent) (Western, South-Central & Eastern Africa)
- "Images of Power and Identity" (Permanent) (West Africa, Congo Basin, Southern & Eastern Africa)
- "Olowe of Ise: a Yoruba sculptor to kings." (March-September 1998)
- The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group (October 1997-April 1998).
- "A Spiral of History: a carved tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo." (February-April 1998)
- National Museum of Namibia Home Page (Windhoek, Namibia)
- New Museum of Contemporary Art: "Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti," July 11 -- September 28, 2003 Exhibition---Brief Summary (New York)
- The Newark Museum -- African Art (Newark, New Jersey)
- "...its holdings comprise nearly 4,000 objects of ritual, ceremonial and daily use, as well as popular urban and fine arts...showcases works from important art-producing cultures, including the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Asante of Ghana...a towering Epa masquerade headdress by the renowned Yoruba sculptor Bamboye and a rare Tsogo door from Gabon...ivory adornments from the Congo, silver pendants from Niger, beadwork from South Africa...gold jewelry from Zanzibar...and an important collection of African textiles."
- "Present Tense : Arts of Contemporary Africa"
An exhibition of works from the permanent collection.
Artists include: Olu Amoda, El Anatsui, Owusu Ankomah, Viyé Diba, Samuel Fosso, Senzeni Marasela, Etiyé Dimma Poulsen, Julien Sinzogan, and Sue Williamson.
- Northeast Nigeria Archaeological Research (Johann-Wolgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Since 1991 the Africa section of the Prehistory Department of the Johann- Wolfgang- Goethe- University at Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is engaged in research in Northeastern Nigeria, specifically Borno and Yobe States. The excavations have uncovered artifacts and data from the Late Stone Age onwards. This Web site includes colorful maps, photographs, illustrations, an environmental history of the region, and information about "Africa's oldest boat".
- Northwestern University, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies -- Special Collections (Evanston, Illinois)
- Nouvelles Africaines -- Quand l'Afrique s'expose en images: Parcours photographiques dans le 20e Arrondissement, 68 Photographes, Paris, du 14 septembre au 8 octobre 2006 (via Africultures.com)
- "Other Africas: Images of Nigerian Modernity" Exhibit, January 15--April 21, 2002, University Museum of Southern Illinois University (John C. McCall and Christey Carwile-Routon; Carbondale, Illinois)
A "digital record" of an exhibit on fashion, popular poster art, and electronic media.
- Ousmane Sow -- Site officiel de l'artiste (Paris, France)
Ce site présente beaucoup de photos et quelques textes à propos des oeuvres choisis de Ousmane Sow, le sculpteur sénégalais bien connu qui a vécu plus de vingt ans à Paris.
- Pan African Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies (Witwatersrand, South Africa)
"To bring together prehistorians, palaeontologists and geologists from one end of the continent to the other." The 14th Congress of the PanAfrican Archaeological Association of Prehistory and Related Studies will take place at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in July 2014.
--See also: past congress proceedings
- Passport to Paradise: Visualizing Islam in West Africa and the Mouride Diaspora (UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles)
A web presentation--with images and essays and information about the exhibition at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, February-July 2003, and to begin a national tour thereafter. [Note: The Mourides are members of a Muslim brotherhood or movement originating in Senegal.]
- Pelmama -- Johannesburg, South Africa
(via The Haenggi Foundation, Inc., Basel, Switzerland)
A website that celebrates the works of South African contemporary artists, with sample images and background summaries on dozens of artists. 'Pelmama -- is an acronym for the "Pelindaba Museums of African and Modern Art", a project initiated by The Haenggi Foundation Inc., Johannesburg, an association not for gain established in 1978, following on the Soweto riots.'
- "Possible Cities: Africa In Photography and Video" / "Imaging Africa" Exhibition and Symposium,
March 18-April 29, 2011, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
"...includes photo installations by Sammy Baloji, Pieter Hugo, Sabelo Mlangeni, and Guy Tillim and video installations by Salem Mekuria, Ingrid Mwangi, and Robert Hutter. Curated by Mellon Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ruti Talmor, the exhibition seeks to complicate representations of Africa through a set of works on cities as sites of convergence of multiple pasts and futures..." The symposium is on March 18-19, 2011.
- Remnants of ritual: selections from the Gelbard Collection of African Art (Illinois, USA)
A website featuring an image gallery from a large and varied collection of art objects mostly from West and Central Africa and a few from the region of Malawi-Mozambique-Southern Tanzania; plus information about the exhibition catalog.
- Revue noire. (Online) -- Paris: Publications Éditions Bleu Outremer, 1991-.
Excerpted texts and color images from old issues of the Paris-based African arts and culture journal, and information about subscriptions. [In French or English]
- Chongoni Rock Art, Malawi UNESCO World Heritage (United Nations Educational, Scientifique and Cultural Organization, Paris, France)
- Kondoa Rock Art, Tanzania UNESCO World Heritage (United Nations Educational, Scientifique and Cultural Organization, Paris, France)
- Rock Art of Sahara and North Africa: thematic study (June 2007) -- Paris, France: ICOMOS--International Council of Monuments and Sites, 2007. 213 pages in PDF format
- Rock Art in Southern Africa
- Ross Archive of African Images (See below: Yale University Library)
- Au Sénégal: Galeries d'art et artisanat sénégalais (Dakar, Sénégal)
- "The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994" Exhibition,
(via Universes in universe -- Worlds of Art, Pat Binder & Gerhard Haupt, Berlin, Germany)
- An introduction to the exhibition, with the calendar of programs and profiles of the artists and sample images of their work. "The Short Century is a visionary project, conceived by Okwui Enwezor, which documents for the first time a fascinating, multi-faceted Modernism and Counter-Modernism that emerged in Africa out of the ruins of colonialism. It describes the impact of independence and liberation movements on the African continent between 1945 and 1994 on the visual arts, literature, film, photography, music, and architecture."
- From February-May 2002, the collection was on exhibit at the P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens, New York.
- Homage to Lucas Sithole: 1931-1994 (The Haenggi Foundation, Inc., Johannesburg, South Africa and Basel, Switzerland)
This promotional website includes some sample images of the sculptures of Lucas Sithole, information about works for sale, as well as biographical notes. 'Lucas Sithole was the first black artist in South Africa to have a retrospective show in a public museum and a university gallery.'
- Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art (See above)
- The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History: "The Carver Among Us -- Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, Yoruba Master Sculptor". Africa Voices. (Washington, DC)
Images of the artist's work (wooden sculptures), plus helpful texts on Nigerian history and woodcarving.
- Social Fabric: Exploring the Kate Peck Collection of West African Textiles (Carrie Beauchamp, Curator; University of Denver Museum of Anthropology, Denver, Colorado)
An online exhibit by a masters' student focusing on adinkra, adire, and strip weaving
cloth from West Africa. The site includes a short bibliography
and a very useful web resources page
- Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) (via Rice University, Houston, Texas)
- Sokari Douglas Camp (1958-)
- Museums Online South Africa (via IFlow Online, Cape Town, South Africa)
A directory portal with links to all major museums and cultural societies in South Africa.
- South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
- Ananzi Search: South African Museums and Galleries (South Africa)
- South African Archaeological Society, Trans-Vaal Branch (Craighall, South Africa)
- Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center -- Exhibitions on Africa (Stanford, California)
- The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York)
- The Sudan Archaeological Society, Berlin (Germany)
This site in German offers summaries of the activities of the society, contact information, table of contents of the SAG Bulletin, an archive of photos (GIF files), and links to Sudan-related web sites. "The Sudan Archaeological Society in Berlin (SAG) was founded on September 23, 1993. The society's aim is the preservation especially of the ruins at Musawwarat es Sufra/Sudan in collaboration with the Institute for Sudanarchaeology and Egyptology, Humboldt University of Berlin."
- Sudan Archaeological Research Society (c/o The British Museum, London, UK)
The website offers information about current research, fieldwork projects, and publications by the Society (founded in 1991).
- SUNO Project: Southern University's African Art Collections and Community Programs (Center for African and African American Studies, Southern University, New Orleans)
SUNO has over 300 pieces, much of it from the country of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire). "Every summer for the past 5 years, SUNO has been a training site for the Urban Arts Training Program, a summer youth program sponsored by the Orleans Private Industry Council and the Arts Council of New Orleans. High School students are given training in the arts and produce projects which enchance the community."
- Tang Museum: "Environment and Object -- Recent African Art," February 5--July 31, 2011 (Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York)
The web site features highlights from an exhibition curated by Lisa Aronson, Associate Professor of Art History at Skidmore College. "Artists include El Anatsui, Zwelethu Mthethwa, and Yinka Shonibare as well as emerging artists such as Bright Ugochukwu Eke, George Osodi, and Nnenna Okore, among others."
- Textile Museum of Canada -- Africa (Toronto, Canada)
- The Libraries of Timbuktu (via University of Oslo, Norway)
- UNESCO Intercultural Dialogue: Iron Roads in Africa = Les Routes du Fer en Afrique (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, France)
This site (in English or French) is a reflection of a UNESCO-sponsored project designed to promote research and public education about the history of iron technology in Africa. It includes summaries of archaeological research, a directory of researchers (compiled in 1994), information about conferences, related films and exhibitions, UNESCO publications, research bibliographies, and links to other sites of interest.
- UNESCO WebWorld--Culture--Africa (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris, France)
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Danger -- Africa (via Columbia University Libraries)
Selections from the full list, with links to documents and image galleries of important archaeological sites.
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa -- 1001 Wonders Panophotographies (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Universes in Universe, Worlds of Art -- Africa, Asia, the Americas (Pat Binder & Gerhard Haupt, Berlin, Germany)
An up-to-date directory of African museums, exhibitions, conferences and other events....part of a larger project on the visual arts of Africa, the Americas, Asia/Pacific.
- Universität Frankfurt am Main: Der Bildbestand der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft in der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (Johan Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany)
A searchable archive of German colonial pictures/photographs (1887-1936), with a lexicon or encyclopedia of terms....the entire site is in German!
- University of Florida, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art---African Collections (Gainesville, Florida)
A very brief overview of the collections, with only a few highlights.
- University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology : "Daily Life in Sierra Leone" Exhibition (Philadelphia)
"In 1936-37, Henry Usher Hall, Curator of General Ethnology, led the first Museum-sponsored expedition to sub-Saharan Africa. He spent seven months conducting ethnographic research among the Sherbro peoples of Sierra Leone
." The web site features highlights from the photographs and other materials collected by Hall, accompanying texts, and links to related information on the history of Sierra Leone, to the Africa Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania Museum
, and to the University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives
- The Walther Collection: "Distance and Desire--Encounters with the African Archive, Part III: Poetics and Politics, March 22-May 23, 2013 (New York)
An exhibition of photographic albums, portraits, and postcards from "colonial" eastern and southern Africa, from the 1870s to the early 20th century.
- "We Face Forward" Art and Music from West Africa Today, Exhibitions and Events, 2 June -
16 September 2012, Manchester, UK
- West African Association of Archaeology = Association Ouest Africaine d'Archéologie (via Université Cocody-Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)
- West African Museums Programme (WAMP) = Programme des Musées de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (Dakar, Sénégal)
"Since 1982, help has been at hand through The West African Museums Programme (WAMP), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to helping West African museums become relevant and accessible and to raising the awareness of local people."
- www.africa-photo.com (Christoph & Friends Media + Trade Agents and Das Fotoarchiv, Essen, Germany)
Note: this is a commercial site. A photo databank in English or German: thousands of photographs on Africa, with viewing and downloading through registration and payment; plus related links.
- Yale University Art Gallery: African Art (New Haven, Connecticut)
An online image collection, image descriptions, and general museum information. "The collection is strongest in ritual figures and masks from West and Central Africa. There are also several specialized collections, such as Christian crosses from Ethiopia and miniature masks from Liberia. Several ancient African civilizations are represented, including the Djenne, Nok, Koma, Sapi, and Benin."
Curator, Dr. Frederick John Lamp.
- Yale University Library: RAAI--Ross Archive of African Images (New Haven, Connecticut)
James J. Ross Archive of African Images 1590-1920 is a database of approximately 5,000 pictures of African art published before 1921. "The Archive aspires to include all the figurative African objects in books, periodicals, catalogues, newspapers, and other publications appearing in 1920 and earlier -- the oldest dates to 1591. The Archive does not include postcards or pamphlets of limited distribution, and focuses exclusively on figurative art. It is based mainly on the James J. Ross library augmented by publications from the libraries of Yale University and a few other institutions."