Traditional and contemporary art

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

Traditional art

The original collection of the Afrika Museum was assembled during the 1950s by missionary workers who had been active in Africa. Their purpose was to inform people about life in missionary regions. In addition, the Afrika Museum has a private collection that was compiled of purchases and donations.

Contemporary art

African cultures are dynamic and African visual arts are no exception to that rule. The Afrika Museum closely follows these trends and increasingly purchases objects from contemporary artists from Africa and the African Diaspora.