Museum Databases

Below a list of links to the online collection databases of museums with African art in their possession.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven)
Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania)
Brooklyn Museum
American Museum of Natural History (New York)
Birmingham Museum of Art
Dallas Museum of Art
Baltimore Museum of Art
High Museum of Art (Atlanta)
Fowler Museum (Los Angeles)
Saint Louis Art Museum
National Museum of African Art (Washington)
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Amherst College
Princeton University Art Museum
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
The Art Institute of Chicago
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Art
The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia)
University of Michigan Museum of Art
Peabody Museum (Harvard University)
Cincinnati Art Museum
Indiana University Art Museum
Seattle Art Museum


British Museum (London)
Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford)
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (Norwich)
Horniman Museum (London)
Wellcome Collection (London)
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) (Cambridge)


Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren)
Museum aan de Stroom (Antwerp, former Ethnographic Museum)


Musée du quai Branly (Paris, in French)
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

The Netherlands

Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (Rotterdam, Leiden, Amsterdam & Berg en Dal)


Ethnologisches Museum (Berlin)


Museu de Cultures del Mon de Barcelona (in Spanish)
National Museum of Anthropology (Madrid, in Spanish)
Fundacion La Fontana (Barcelona)


Musée d’ethnographie de Genève
Rietberg Museum (Zürich)
Musée Barbier-Mueller (Genève)
Museum Der Kulturen Basel (under construction)

Other Countries

Museum for World Cultures (Gothenburg)
Israel Museum (Jerusalem)
Ethnografiska Museet (Stockholm)




Wall of Shame (no database available)

World Museum (Liverpool)
Manchester Museum
Museum La Rochelle (France)