International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea

Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts, Arts and crafts
1603 Boulvard de Mono

This small museum is a private concern run by the Swiss owner, Rene David. The museum is set in part of a beautiful house and is an oasis of calm and tranquility in Lome.Spread over a number of rooms and the lovely garden, the museum holds a largish collection of, primarily, statues, sculptures, carvings and pottery. The collection includes 2000 year old items from the Nok culture, and is particularly strong on Yoruba items from Western Nigeria, although a huge variety of groups are represented from across West and South West Africa.Some of the larger items (including door carvings) are located in the garden around the pool, and a sign indicated that refreshments were available in the garden, although we did not ask and they were not offered by the helpful and polite staff.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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