Virtual Museum of Modern Nigerian Art

Aware of the scarcity of online data on modern Nigerian art, we are trying to set up an easily accessible educational resource that can serve as first point of reference for persons interested in learning about it. We think that this virtual museum will give greater visibility to modern Nigerian art. We would like it to be full of images, narratives, links, references, bibliography. To begin with, we have selected a list of 80 artists (from Aina Onabolu to some young artists fresh from art school). As we grow, the list will grow. At present we already have the basic structure of the virtual museum and we are now beginning to include content. We are aware that the success of the project will be largely determined by the quality, extent and accuracy of the material it will contain. For this reason, before launching it, we wanted to ask a few collectors, scholars and artists for help in providing more material and pointing at errors or omissions that need to be corrected. At this stage, telling us what could be improved is of more use that general encouragement or positive words.Though, the web site is not yet operational, you can already see how it will look. As soon as we have gathered enough content and obtained all permissions from artists and collectors we will launch it to the general public. We are in the process of doing both things now.
You can access it at


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