Buala.org is Buala Cultural Association’s Internet site. This is the first multidisciplinary portal dedicated to the critique, record and reflection on contemporary African cultures expressed in Portuguese language, producing texts and offering French and English translations [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
This website is "dedicated to the critique, record and reflection on contemporary African cultures expressed in Portuguese language, producing texts and offering French and English translations." [übersetzt]
Website from Kenya that publishes articles on arts, culture and society. According to their own statement, articles are published on the following (anglophone, eastern and southern African) countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Zanzibar, Madagascar, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Mayotte, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia....
The website offers bibliographical data and partly fulltexts and scans of material from the different Africa collections at the University of Florida. Content see table of contents. [editors ilissAfrica]
The African Arts Institute (AFAI) was launched in February 2009 to establish an entity that would work in the creative sector across the continent and house the secretariat of the Arterial Network, a continent-wide body dedicated to advancing the African creative sector. The mission of the African Arts Institute is to harness relevant expertise, resources, infrastructure, markets, knowledge and information to help develop and sustain creative practice in Africa, and the protection and promotion of the continent's cultural heritage and assets in line with our vision. The programme "Learn Africa, Love Africa", e.g., consists of monthly music parties, film nights, art talks and book chats, hosted at the Kimberley Hotel, the Labia and the Book Lounge. "AFRICA 101" is AFAI's first African Arts Campus in Cape Town. Website has also a News section and a calendar of events. ... [According to site editor's information + editors ilissAfrica]
* about 107,829 volumes, 491 current journals and series with regional focus on Africa, America, Indonesia, Oceania
* topical focus: Ethnology/Anthropology, cultural history, petroglyphs/ carvings, material culture
* exchanges with over 185 institutions over the world
A search for materials from the Frobenius Institut's collections and archives is not possible here. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
As Germany's oldest ethnological research institute, it is in charge of four scientific collections, several excerpts and various scientific legacies. The contents of the collection are the product of a collecting and documentation activity started in 1898, and continued in 1938 after the death of its founder, Leo Frobenius. One of the most remarkable features of the Frobenius research expeditions was the great importance given to visual forms of documentation, which led to the creation of a collection of picture documents quite unique in Europe. Affiliated to the Frobenius-Institut is the Ethnological Library which has been founded in 1898 as a reference library and today is one of the most important libraries with focus on ethnology. ... [according to site editor's information]
The World Archives of Rock Art originally were a project of the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici (Italy) with support of Unesco. Unfortunately, the whole homepage of the Centro, including the Archive, is not accessible at the moment. A collaborator of the project put a reduced version online on his private site where pictures cannot be enlarged. You can search by countries or key words. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Art & Life in Africa website, hosted by the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA), is a freely accessible educational resource that is the product of the collaborative efforts of more than fifty scholars, technicians, collectors and institutions around the world. The website offers topic essays like "Art from the Ijo Spirit World" by Martha G. Anderson, "Weaving in Southern Nigeria", by Lisa Aronson, "Yoruba Gelede Masquerade" by Henry J. Drewal or "Nature, Spirits and Arts in Burkina Faso" by Christopher D. Roy.It has chapters on everyday endeavor, key moments in life, divination, and death for example. Art and field photographs and videos are further useful resources. Finally, a large bibliography and introductory information about countries and ethnic groups are offered. The focus is on West Africa, however, countries in Southern and Eastern Africa are covered as well. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI) is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation, Republic of South Africa. Its main object is: “Promoting and supporting the development of a critical discourse on the visual arts in Africa ”. This includes “Developing accessible resources on modern and contemporary African art [and] Promoting dialogue between artists and associated professionals, particularly in African countries.” Ancillary objectives include “Creating a platform for artists to exhibit and market their work.” Site includes the "South African Artist Index" providing a list of South African artists who have had images of their works published in books and catalogues. It is an easy reference to where images from a particular artist can be found. And it can help identify and analyse trends in South African art, and trends in writing on South African art. The index dates back to the 1920s. The index is supplemented by a bibliography. ... [according to site editor's information]