It is extremely hot in IFAN. They could do with some fans, actually. I also felt that they should have more explanations on their exhibits.
Visited Dakar briefly in February 2013 as cruise passengers. Denied access due to lack of local currency. We would gladly have paid more in Euros or US Dollars but this was refused. Time to move into the 21st century.
Interesting, but small, collection of ritual artwork from west Africa. Art related to all of life is present here - fertility, circumcision, marriage, banishment, crops and death. Items range from a large Tom Tom drum to a collection of small necklaces.
A small select set of pieces beautifully displayed in a modern building. Dual language (French & English) labels and explanations would have further enhanced the experience.
We went by there while on a Senegalstyle city tour and I was intrigued by the Malian Dogon style architecture. Unfortunately the building is better than the displays. There wasn't much. I was told they transferred their art to a new museum in another city but the one in Dakar could and should be better.
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