The strength of the museum’s collection lies in its unmatched depth and diversity It is a collection that embraces the artistic expressions of Africa, from the ancient to contemporary times.
The museum is also home to a state-of-the-art conservation lab, an unparalleled photographic archives, and a world-class library.
Permanent Collection facts
The Museum currently has 11,861 objects. 10,746 are traditional and 1,115 contemporary. The Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives holds over 450,000 pieces and the Library has over 50,000 volumes in its collection.