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History of the Permanent Collection

The Savannah African Art Museum holds an educational collection of objects that hail from West and Central Africa. The permanent collection showcases a range of educational reproductions, and ceremonial and spiritual objects from the 19th and 20th centuries made from ceramic, metal, wood, glass, and fiber. These objects hold origins throughout West and Central Africa, representing numerous countries and over abundant individual cultures and ethnic groups. The diverse range of objects represented bisects the entire continent of Africa spanning as far west as Guinea and as far east as Tanzania. 

Since our opening in the Spring of 2017, our collection has grown with new acquisitions and donations from other collections.

If you are thinking about donating art to the museum, please be aware that some or all donations may not be accepted and must follow our museum acquisition guidelines. 

To access our acquisition guidelines please follow the link below:


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