African Cultures

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African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group's mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent's economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the ins...
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Bermuda National Gallery
The Bermuda National Gallery opened in 1992 with a core collection of historic European paintings, now known as The Watlington Collection, bequeathed to Bermuda by Hereward T. Watlington. The Gallery has since developed as the Isl...
The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than 7 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continen...
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in New York City. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building, often referred...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...

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Africa: Cultural Appropriation - When 'Borrowing' Becomes Exploitation
Arewa, Olufunmilayo
2016
The idea of "cultural appropriation" has recently entered mainstream debates about the ways in which African cultural creations are used, borrowed and imitated by others. In fashion, art, music and be...