Collections and research

RAMM’s Africa collections are the result of various donors who brought items back from the era of Empire. A few of the items were acquired in the 18th century, but many were collected in the mid to late-19th century, and even in the 20th century when new national identities were being forged. This space is dedicated to opening up the stories of these objects and the peoples behind them.

Why explore?

By exploring our collections, we can reveal new stories that are not only connected to our histories, but are also relevant to the issues of our world today. Asking questions and exploring a collection through scholarship will benefit our audiences and interested communities.

Explore our current collections research page.

Explore individual ethnographic items at Collections Explorer.