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Musée spiritain des arts africains

Musée spiritain des arts africains

Maison Saint Joseph, 4 montée de la Butte - 26400 Allex - France

The Spiritan Museum of African Arts is housed within the Spiritan community site of St. Joseph of Allex, in the department (county) of the Drôme. The community is housed in a castle in the Italian style of the eighteenth century, which was extended by the addition of two new wings in the 1930s. The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi inspired these. A gentle Mediterranean atmosphere bathes this place that welcomes all year a large audience in search of spiritual dialogue and meetings. The Spiritan collections are an exceptional testimony of life, traditions, art and beliefs of the people of Central Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The vast majority of works collected by the Spiritans are from Gabon, Congo Brazzaville and Congo Kinshasa. The variety of objects kept in the collections is very wide; they are as much about everyday life (tools, dishes, chairs, weapons, musical instruments, jewelry, etc) as the Sacred (initiation rites, liturgy secret societies, therapeutic or divination, etc.), with many masks and sculptures. Among them are major works in the history of African art. ​ Most of these objects, miraculously preserved, remained up to now unseen by the general public or specialists.

Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)

Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI)

Paseo Colón 125, Parque de la Exposición - 1 Lima - Peru

The Lima Art Museum (called MALI) presents 3000 years of Peruvian art. The museum has a large selection of pre-Columbian textiles and ceramics, pictures and furniture from Colonial and Republican times and a significant selection of paintings and photographic works from modern times. This collection offers a wide overview on the cultural development of societies formed in the Central Andes from 1200 BC until the arrival of the Spaniards. The exhibits are grouped by the different cultures that arose before the conquest of the Inca Empire.

Museo delle Culture

Museo delle Culture

via Tortona 56 - 20144 Milan - Italy

A multidisciplinary and multifunctional centre devoted to the world’s various cultures, the Mudec, Museo delle Culture, is designed to become a point of reference in Italy for research, dissemination and entertainment in the fields of art and creativity. The Mudec engages in constant dialogue with the international communities present in Italy so as to ensure broad expression of the multiplicity of cultures involved with no sacrifice of their complexity. The underlying intercultural vocation is developed through the variety of services offered to visitors: major international exhibitions in the different fields of contemporary art, the history of the growth of collections commenced with journeys in distant lands, and over 7,000 ethnographic and anthropological items from Milan’s municipal collections including works of art, objects of everyday use, fabrics and musical instruments from all the different continents over the period from 1200 BC to the first half of the 20th century.

Museo del templo mayor

Museo del templo mayor

8 Seminario St. - 06060 Mexico City - Mexico

The Templo Mayor Museum was inaugurated in 1987. This building was designed to exhibit the archaeological findings of the zone that used to be the Main Temple of Mexica peoples. The collection shows the political, military and aesthetic relevance of the city that dominated Mesoamerica before the Spaniards arrived. The Coyolxauhqui monolith discovery on 1978, enabled the archaeologists to find the exact place where the pyramid stood, since the Huitzilopochtli myth tells that he threw his sister down from Coatepec mount.

Museon - Museum voor Cultuur en Wetenschap

Museon - Museum voor Cultuur en Wetenschap

Stadhouderslaan 37 - 2517 HV Den Haag - Netherlands

Museon hosts educational and attractive exhibitions and programmes to communicate with a broad audience. Museon aims at transferring knowledge about man and his relation with nature and culture and provides easily accessible information about topical themes and developments in science and society. Since its foundation in 1904 the collection counts around 273.000 objects, spanning the fields of natural history, technology and culture. The ethnographic pieces constitute an interesting panorama of many traditional cultures, from Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Americas. Especially famous is the vast Inuit collection, which shows its culture from the late 19th century until the most recent history. The exhibitions in Museon are distinctly didactic and endeavors to examine the stages of human life from birth to death, as well as the daily lives of people everywhere in the world. 
The museum amazes with the diversity of its collections, and with its innovative and incisive presentation.

Museu De Cultures Del Món

Museu De Cultures Del Món

Carrer Montcada 12 - 08003 Barcelona - Spain
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The Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona shows its visiting public the artistic and cultural diversity of different cultures from Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. The Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona has collaborative links with museums of ethnography and world cultures internationally, as well as with some private collections. The Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona is one of the eleven members of the SWICH network of museums of ethnography and world cultures.

Museum der kulturen Basel

Museum der kulturen Basel

Münsterplatz 20, - 4001 Basel - Switzerland

The Museum der Kulturen wants to foster cultural life and awareness in and around Basel, but also nationally, with attractive, exciting exhibitions and a wide variety of events. They focus on the cultural dimensions of people’s lives, which shape each society in different ways, and are committed to offering new insights, combined with aesthetic enjoyment and emotional engagement. The team also wants their museum to be fun, and offer imaginative entertainment. Their work involves placing some of their own collections in a new light. And they always handle topics in relation to the here and now. The exhibitions at the museum of Basel focus on one or more of these five aspects: community, agency, space, knowledge, performance.

Museum of African Art: the Veda and dr Zdravko Pečar Collection

Museum of African Art: the Veda and dr Zdravko Pečar Collection

14, Andre Nikolića Street - 11000 Belgrade - Serbia

The Museum of African Art: the Veda and dr Zdravko Pečar Collection is the first and only museum in the region of South-East Europe entirely dedicated to the cultures and arts of the African continent. Founded in 1974 and opened to the public in 1977, the Museum’s genealogy may be traced back to Yugoslavia and the non-aligned movement, which as an ideology emphasised the political, cultural and economic ties with non-aligned African countries. The founders of the Museum, Veda and dr Zdravko Pečar, were diplomats in numerous African countries, primarily West Africa, and over the course of twenty years, they created an initial collection of 1500 objects. These objects were housed in the newly built Museum in Yugoslavia’s (and now Serbia’s) capital Belgrade.

Museum of Anthropology - Wake Forest University

Museum of Anthropology - Wake Forest University

1834 Wake Forest Road - 27106 Winston Salem - NC - United States

The Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University provides visitors with the opportunity to explore global cultures at North Carolina's only museum dedicated to the subject.  The Museum's collections consist of more than 29,000 archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from around the world.  The collections include household and ceremonial objects, textiles, hunting and fishing gear, and objects of personal adornment.  A complete database of the Museum's permanent collection and archives is available online.  The Museum's permanent exhibits use artifacts from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania to illustrate the story of humanity from ancient times to today.  The Museum's intimate space also features special exhibits developed by the staff, Wake Forest University students, or outside organizations several times each year.  Exhibits include hands-on activities for children and adults.  Admission to the Museum is free.

Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology of Cambridge

Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology of Cambridge

Downing St - CB2 3DZ Cambridge - United Kingdom

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge has one of the most important collections of its kind in the UK. Originally founded in 1884, it has been in its present location on Downing Street since 1913. Major redevelopment in 2012 included the building of a new front door as well as refurbished ground floor galleries, allowing new visitors to discover this previously hidden University museum. MAA’s collections span nearly two million years of human history, on all six inhabited continents. Our oldest object is a 1.8 million year old stone tool from Olduvai Gorge, whist the newest are made by contemporary artists. The anthropology and photographic collections are enhanced by collaboration with indigenous communities. But MAA is not a dusty museum about the ancient past. It is also about contemporary life all over the world, and works with modern-day indigenous communities in all kinds of ways. It is particularly known for its innovative exhibitions that draw contemporary artists into dialogue with the historic collections.