From a feathered mask made in 1880 to a contemporary signboard for a Ghanaian barber, the Africa presentation takes you on a dynamic journey: old and new, city and savannah, religion and pop music, kings and soccer fans. Objects, dance, film, music and theatre bring you to Africa’s past and its present-day.
Africa south of the Sahara is almost three times as large as Europe and is enormously diverse. Differences between cultures are reflected in a wide range of exhibits. These come from dozens of cultures in a score of countries, such as the ancient Ashanti kingdom of Ghana and the Yoruba of Nigeria.
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TIP: The Africa display is full of animals; in paintings, figures, masks, doors, chairs and staffs. Can you find these?
Vitality, diversity and imagination are key aspects of an exhibition arranged in five themes: Status, Religion, Masquerade, Form and Contact. Displays of objects are accompanied by multimedia presentations that transport you to exuberant mask dances in a Masquerade cinema, African rappers in Zap Afrika! videos and much besides.