Homepage of the Museum for Bendrologie (Science of the Talking Drums). Apart from the books and articles in the bibliography, the museum homepage does not present anything that has to do with drums. It does present different aspects of culture and tradition from various peoples in Burkina Faso (see table of contents). [editors ilissAfrica]
Kongo across the Waters focuses on an African culture with considerable historical depth, first documented at the end of the fifteenth century in and around the kingdom of Kongo in West Central Africa. Through the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Kongo contributed importantly to the formation of African American cultures. On both sides of the Atlantic, Kongo culture responded to different opportunities and pressures and produced remarkable objects of art that bear the imprint of their time. Kongo across the Waters was developed to highlight a milestone in the history of African presence in North America and provide an important complement to Viva Florida 500,a program commemorating 500 years of European presence in Florida. ... [according to site editor's information]
THomepage of the well-known Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Netherlands. You can find many catalogues, data bases and collections, partly with bibliographical data, partly with full text documents. [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]
The yellow "Virtual Projects" is the core piece of this site. There you can find virtual exhibitions by different artists, sometimes including extensive documentation ( like in the projects about the Rwanda Genocide or the Cartoons in Tanzania). The green "Documentation" only functions with the search and not with the browsing and doesn't offer that much. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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]
In March 1975, even before the formation of the CNDRS, there were first operations to collect and archive documents for a rising national archive at Mrodju. Today, the national archives are at Moroni, located at the buildings of the CNDRS. The public has access to riche collections and multiple documents, the eldest dated to the colonial era. The documents are taken from public or private organizations, jurists or normal people as well as from researchers working on humanities or social affairs. The aim of the CNDRS is to create, conserve and distribute the scientifique collections about the culture and nature of the Comoros [according to the site editor's information]....