Traditional and contemporary art

The Afrika Museum displays traditional and contemporary art; a new look on Africa. Read more.

Search in our collection

Browse through our online digital collection. Look up information about objects in our collection, about the exhibitions they were displayed in and their origin. You can also order images.
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Our library has hundreds of books on various topics concerning African art and cultures. These can be consulted for scientific research or theses. The library is accessible by appointment only ; contact our Collection department: +31 (0)88 0042 800.

Research Center for Material Culture

The Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC) is a flagship research institute within the Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam), Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden) and the Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal) that serves as a focal point for research on ethnographic collections in the Netherlands