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Extensive collections of African art and cultural materials are housed in the Spencer Museum of Art on campus, including a number of notable ethnographic artifacts. Recent contemporary acquisitions include works by Mary Sibande, Pieter Hugo, and Yelimane Fall. In a significant move, the diverse African collection at KU is integrated into exhibition strategies in which artworks from multiple world regions and time periods are displayed in innovative ways.  The museum’s collections, exhibitions, facilities, and projects are integrated into the interdisciplinary experience of African Studies at KU.

At the Natural History Museum there are significant specimen collections from Africa.

Professor Yacine Daddi Addoun gives a lecture at the Spencer Museum of Art


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