What are the criteria for selecting works and artists listed in the database?
All the ancient and traditional creations have not survived and those we have inherited, we have retained the most significant for a knowledge as deep as possible of the arts of Africa and for their belonging to the studied region of which it is a precious witness.

The artists were also selected on the basis of their notoriety, a sign of the real work they have done to rise to the international status that is theirs today; the passing years have not diminished their creativity.

How can I find information about Numibia?

There are several ways to search for information:

Free search:
Enter in the search box (the white rectangle in the middle of the search form) a word that matches your search. It can be the name of a country, an ethnic group, an artist, an object, a museum, etc.

This search engine is case insensitive. Canal, Canal and Canal are recognized as the same word. It is sensitive to accents: Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria are not recognized as the same word. It is not possible at the moment to search for expressions. Using an expression like “ivory object” will not return any results.

Then press the Enter key on your keyboard or click on the “Submit Query” button below the white rectangle in which you entered the subject of your search.

You will end up with a page containing a list of answers corresponding to the word (s) you requested. Each line of this list contains a clickable link that will take you to the description of the object or the corresponding person.
After viewing a listing, you can return to the answer list by pressing the “Back” or “Previous” button on your browser. Links already visited are coral, unvisited links are green.

At any time, whatever the page where you are, you can navigate in the site using the menu located at the bottom of each page.

Search by categories: the data of the database are classified in 13 main categories: Architecture, Culinary Arts, Graphic Arts, Clothing Arts, Cinema, Design, Literature, Fashion, Music and Dance, Adornment, Painting, Photography, Sculpture. These are displayed on the search form page, on the left. Click on the name of a category to arrive at an answer list containing all the records classified in this category, all countries combined. Each line of this list contains a clickable link that will take you to the description of the object or the corresponding person.

After viewing a listing, you can return to the answer list by pressing the “Back” or “Previous” button on your browser. Links already visited are coral, unvisited links are green.

At any time, whatever the page where you are, you can navigate in the site using the menu located at the bottom of each page.

Search by geographical area: the data of the database are classified in 4 geographical zones: West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa and Southern Africa. These are shown on the map of Africa at the bottom right of the search form. Click on the map on the area of ​​your choice. You will end up with a page containing a list of answers corresponding to the requested area. Each line of this list contains a clickable link that will take you to the description of the object or the corresponding person.

After viewing a listing, you can return to the answer list by pressing the “Back” or “Previous” button on your browser. Links already visited are coral, unvisited links are green.

At any time, whatever the page where you are, you can navigate in the site using the menu located at the bottom of each page.

Search by era: the data of the base are also classified in 8 historical periods. These are materialized on a timeline at the bottom of the search form. Click on the desired time range to access the corresponding records. You will end up with a page containing a list of answers corresponding to the requested time range. Each line of this list contains a clickable link that will take you to the description of the object or the corresponding person.

After viewing a listing, you can return to the answer list by pressing the “Back” or “Previous” button on your browser. Links already visited are coral, unvisited links are green.
At any time, whatever the page where you are, you can navigate in the