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Imago Mundi collection

"Imago Mundi collection, a cultural, democratic, global, non-profit project, promoted by Luciano Benetton with the aim of creating the widest possible mapping of the different contemporary artistic experiences of our world. Each country is represented by the works of established and emerging artists, commissioned with the maximum freedom of expression, whose only constraint is the 10 x 12 cm format." Over 5,000 artists just from the African continent, you can view the artworks online, or purchase country catalogs. [posted: Nov 20, 2022]

The Art of Africa: A Resource for Educators, a Met publication

"The rich and diverse artistic heritage of sub-Saharan Africa is presented in forty traditional works in the Metropolitan's collection. Included are a brief introduction and history of the continent, an explanation of the role of visual expression in Africa, descriptions of the form and function of the works, lesson plans, class activities, a map, comparisons, a bibliography, and a glossary." Free to download. [posted: Nov 20, 2022]

Brooklyn Museum, Arts of Africa Collection

"The Brooklyn Museum was one of the first museums in the United States to collect and exhibit the Arts of Africa. Our collection focuses primarily on historical works from Western, Central, Southern, and Eastern Africa, and includes contemporary art from across the continent. Numbering approximately 4,500 works, and spanning from 200 C.E. to today, the Arts of Africa collection is one of the most important of its kind in a U.S. art museum and covers millennia of African creativity." [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

Books from The Africa Center

"The Africa Center is built on the extraordinary legacy of the Museum for African Art. Founded in 1984, the Museum for African Art organized nearly 70 exhibitions of historical and contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora in 140 venues spread across 80 cities, 17 countries and 4 continents." Their publications are available for free online reading in their entirety. Some great books! [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

Asafo Flags from the Karun Collection

An amazing collection of over 200 Asafo flags dating from as early as the 19th century. Along with an introductory essay by Duncan Clarke on the Asafo flags of the Fante people of western Ghana: "Appropriated from European naval ensigns and national flags, the form became the vessel for an exploration of local values and indigenous artistic creativity." [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

Karun Thakar Collection

"The Karun Collection is internationally recognised for its focus on antique textiles and dress, with several thousand Indian examples, Japanese folk textiles, Afghanistan costume, West and North African textiles and weavings. The collection also contains African and Indian bronzes and jewellery, studio ceramics, Islamic and Venetian glass trade beads, early Indian terracottas and even hand painted African movie posters." [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

African Art Collection at The Met

"The Met's collection of art of the peoples of sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and North, Central, and South America comprises more than eleven thousand works of art of varied materials and types, representing diverse cultural traditions from as early as 3000 B.C.E. to the present. Highlights include decorative and ceremonial objects from the Court of Benin in Nigeria; sculpture from West and Central Africa." [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

Bamana Crest Masks: 7th grade lesson plan

"Bamana Crest Masks: Culture, Creation, and Choreography. In this multi-day lesson, students will study the function and use of Tji Wara crest masks of the Bamana people of Africa. Using the masks as an example, students will develop a cultural study of their personal talents to create their own crest masks. Students will then choreograph a dance to go with their mask." From The North Carolina Museum of Art and A+ Schools of North Carolina. [posted: Nov 19, 2022]

MFA Boston

"From shrine figures to palace pillars to historic men’s masks, the MFA’s department of African and Oceanic art includes important works from the 16th to 21st century that span two continents. Decorative arts, including clothing, headrests, staffs, and tableware, introduce visitors to the art of everyday life during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Masks and artworks used in dance give a glimpse into the multimedia performance art tradition of masquerade." Search the image database for thousand of African items. [posted: Nov 17, 2022]

Digital Benin

"Digital Benin brings together all objects, historical photographs and rich documentation material from collections worldwide to provide a long-requested overview of the royal artefacts from Benin Kingdom looted in the late nineteenth century. The digital platform introduces new scholarship which connects digital documentation about the translocated objects to oral histories, object research, historical context, a foundational Edo language catalogue, provenance names, a map of the Benin Kingdom and museum collections worldwide. Digital Benin connects data from 5,246 objects across 131 institutions in 20 countries." [posted: Nov 17, 2022]

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