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Through innovative research and projects, the Afromuseum collection is a database that showcases a variety of collections from other museums that highlight the connections of culture from Africa and African descendants.


Working collaboratively with various partners Afromuseum presents, collects, records, and validates various African fine art collections and historical artifacts that are rooted in African contemporary and modern art.


If you would like to support or contribute to the art collection of historical artifacts of the African Heritage Museum, contact us at

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Redpath Museum

The Redpath Museum's World Cultures Collections consist of nearly 17,000 archaeological and ethnological artefacts collected from all over the world except Canada itself, with artefacts from Canada's First Nations now in the McCord Museum. The Redpath artefacts are an important national resource, and in many cases, represent the earliest ethnological artefacts in a North American museum. The archaeological and ethnological artefacts belonged to the original collection of the Redpath Museum - however smaller in number and importance than the natural history collection. The Redpath collection has been enriched by those of the Natural History Society of Montreal and the McGill Ethnological Museum (see Lawson 1994, 1999).

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University of Montréal

Founded in 1961, the collections (Americas, Africa, Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Euro-
American) were, in the main, put together during the 1960s and 1970s by a team of specialist researchers who were working in the department but with added input from overseas experts. Private donations were added to the collections from the late 1990s


The whole collection currently stands at 78 holdings representing nearly 3800 objects from the five continents dating from the late 19th century to the latter half of the 20th.
They are predominantly made up of everyday objects that document modes of existence and domestic life, including social and ritual activities. The African and American holdings are particularly rich and many of them have been the subjects of

The Afromuseum is the leading institution to represent the contributions of Afro-Canadians to the cultural landscape of Canada.

Supporting the Afromuseum allows Afro-Canadians' influence

to be noticed, celebrated and shared all over the world. 

Your donations will help the primary mission of the Afromuseum:

making Afro-Canadian culture acessible to all.

*All donations of $20.00 or above will
receive a tax-deductible receipt from the Afromuseum sent to you by email.

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