Organisation profile

In October 2009, the University of East Anglia established a Centre for African Art and Archaeology to reflect the strong convergence of research and teaching interests related to Africa and to promote the arts and archaeology of the continent.

Currently, ten members of  the Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU) and Art History and World Art Studies and belong to the Centre, with primary research interests in the visual and material culture of Africa. African arts also play a major role in the collections of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA), which share the School's home in the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre building. The newly developed Centre for African Art and Archaeology will coordinate this assemblage of interests, bringing together the activities of staff and students to foster the development of research and teaching on the arts, archaeology, and cultural heritage of the African continent.

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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or