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 National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian
Explore the museum's collections as well as its past exhibitions of "tradition-based" as well as contemporary arts. The site produces special web presentations for most of its exhibitions, and an archive of these is available online. In the collection area of the site you are able to search over 1400 works in its database.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Aba Tours
Tour operator, with a focus on the arts, culture and people of Ghana. "Aba Tours does not show you Ghana from the window of a tour bus. With us, you meet the people on a personal level and participate in their daily life."
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Art and Life in Africa Project
A companion web site to the Art and Life in Africa CD-ROM Project of the University of Iowa. The site contains an online version of the Teacher's Guide, a databank of 47 lesson plans, and profiles of 107 African Cultures and 27 Sub-Saharan African Countries.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Africa Access Review
Online database contains reviews and annotations of over 900 materials on Africa. These critiques and descriptions were written by university professors, librarians, and teachers most of whom have lived in Africa and have graduate degrees in African Studies. Compiled and edited by Brenda Randolph for the Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 African Voices
An exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. African Voices "examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa’s peoples and cultures over time in the realms of family, work, community, and the natural environment". This companion web site is a very rich multimedia presentation. In the area of arts you will find Paa Joe, a Ghanaian coffin maker, Lamidi Fakeye, a Yoruba scupltor, Kenyan carver Ali Helewa, Malian sculptor Siriman Fane, Nigerian potter Ladi Kwali among others. Of special note is the Discovering Mudcloth section.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Judy Decker's Art Education Resources
This site was created by Judy Decker, an art teacher. It should be a great resource for other art teachers who are looking for interesting content on the internet. Under "lesson plans" there are several ideas for incorporating african art into the classroom, and also samples of student work (which is great!). There is also a valuable collection of African art links. Browse around the site, there is a lot more there relating to Africa than you might notice at first.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Africa South of the Sahara, selected internet resources
Rare among directories of web sites, this excellent collection of resources from the Stanford University Library is actually maintained. Sites are organized into topical categories and by country. All sites are reviewed and have helpful summaries of their unique content.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Africaserver
"The Africaserver aims to bring together information from and about Africa and to gather and present the activities in The Netherlands with regard to Africa. The Africaserver should become a gateway to Africa with ample attention to the power of culture, for the attractiveness of the continent. Africa is much more and different from the stereotype image of disaster, war and famine as projected in Europe." This site offers virtual exhibitions, a directory of african artists living in Holland, and an excellent directory of links.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 The Art of Burkina Faso
By Christopher D. Roy, Professor of Art History at the University of Iowa. This extensive text examines the history of the various peoples who live in present day Burkina Faso. Various crafting traditions are examined - furniture, pottery, jewelry, weaving - with particular attention to the masking traditions. There is also a cross-cultural comparative stylistic summary for the various peoples of the region - Mossi, Gurunsi, Bwa, Bobo, Marka-Dafing. Great ethnographic images (click on the embedded links to see them).
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
 Lamidi Olonade Fakeye: Yoruba Master Sculptor
"This retrospective presents four decades of wood sculpture—the artistic legacy of Lamidi Fakeye, a fifth generation member of the celebrated Fakeye woodcarving family of Ila Orangun, Nigeria." This excellent web site was produced as part of an exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum.
[posted: Mar 04, 2004]
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