A fine Eastern Pende Panya-Gombe African mask. Coll.: David Norden
Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal
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The Afrika Museum is renowned, both at home and abroad, for its unique collection of African art. Set in beautiful surroundings, it is also home to an exciting outdoor museum, where culture and recreation go hand in hand. The Afrika Museum is a 'living' museum that attracts a wide range of visitors, introducing them to the wealth of African cultures by way of inspiring presentations and special activities.
The presentations in the indoor museum focus on the world views of Africa and portrayals of its peoples. These impressions of Africa, both traditional and contemporary, are made visible by an extensive collection including masks, jewellery, ornaments and utensils. Each temporary exhibition has its own special theme.
In the beautifully situated outdoor museum, visitors are given an impression of the living and working conditions in various parts of Africa. Exhibits include a Ghanaian living compound, an authentic reconstruction of a village in Mali, a compound of the Baka pygmees in Cameroon and houses on stilts from Benin. Southern Africa is represented in the museum by a compound from Lesotho.
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