The Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts

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 Object Highlight

 Mende Helmet Mask, c. 1967

 

 

The Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts celebrates the extensive cultural traditions and artistic expression of countries in West Africa. The collection ranges from domestic and ceremonial utensils to contemporary fine art, with particular strength in Yoruba and Hausa objects and is considered one of the finest collections of its kind in Europe. It is an active teaching resource in the University, comprising over 1000 objects, including woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, textiles, painting and domestic and votive objects.