AFRICOM an international NGO, its secretariat is located in Nairobi. The site offers many resources on museums (e.g. a list of museums all over Africa), cultural assets, cultural heritage, cultural loot, restitution of cultural assets, stolen ones etc. Furthermore you will find a newsletter and full text documents about these topics.
AFRICOM seeks to contribute to the positive development of African societies by encouraging the role of museums as generators of culture and as agents of cultural cohesion.
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"The Passavant collection is an outstanding and unique collection of 274 photographs from West and Central Africa held by the Basel Ethnographic Museum (Museum der Kulturen). These photographs documenting the coastal area between Sierra Leone and Angola (including the islands of Madeira and Tenerife) were taken mostly by African photographers between 1870 and 1885. They were purchased and brought back to Europe by Carl Passavant, a young Basel citizen, from two voyages he had undertaken to West and Central Africa between 1883 and 1885." The collection is held by Basel Ethnographic Museum. ... [according to site editor’s information]
This site is a forum for exchanging and sharing views and ideas for lovers and aficionados of African terracotta art. This is an exhibit of any statues seen by you. Any collector willing to send a photograph and a description of his piece, will find his sculpture integrated into our virtual museum. We are a few dozen friends of all ages and professions, from diverse countries and lovers of ancient African pottery. This site was created to familiarize the public with African civilizations, to show the beauty of their statuary and try to help better understand them.Site has sections on the Nok civilization, the Akan group, Sao, Koma, Djenné and Bura (geography, history, culture, technique, aesthetics, galleries) ... [according to site editor's information & editors ilissAfrica]
ICOM is the international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world's natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. Created in 1946, ICOM is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) maintaining formal relations with UNESCO and having a consultative status with the United Nations' Economic and Social Council. ... [according to site editor's information]
The South Omo Research Center and Forum for Transcultural Understanding has been created as part of the new policy of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University, which supports the development of new research centers in different regions of Ethiopia. The new centers are meant to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation between the various peoples of Ethiopia. Therefore, the centre also acts as a museum. The site offers various information on the centre's research and exhibitions. Note the fulltext documents under "publications" and the two online exhibits on women's art and life in Southern Ethiopia. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
NMK, a state corporation, is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya's past and present cultural and natural heritage. This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources. NMK manages many several Museums, Sites and Monuments of national and international importance alongside priceless collections of Kenya's living cultural and natural heritage. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Homepage of the famous British Museum in London. You will find a lot of information, pictures and other resources on different cultures and ages, including a data base where you can look for specific objects. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Royal Tropical Institute in the Netherlands offers a wide range of resources in the field of development policies and the like. You will e.g. find their digitized map and museum collection, dossiers and many full text documents on different topics (see table of contents). [editors ilissAfrica]
Virtual, interactive visit to the exhibition "African Voices" by the Smithsonian Institution / National Museum of Natural History. You can watch market scenes, make your own mudcloth or listen to sounds from different regions. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Contemporary African Art Collection of Jean Pigozzi calls itself the "largest private collection in the world of contemporary African art". On this site you can find biographies and photographs of works by artists, classed by countries, and under "exhibition" you will find future, current and passed exhibitions in different galleries, including the links for those galleries. ... [editors ilissAfrica]