African Art


The resources in this guide will help you locate sources for researching African art and architecture.

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Vocabularies and Search Terms

The Getty Research Institute

The four Getty vocabularies are intended to provide terminology and other information about the objects, artists, concepts, and places important to various disciplines that specialize in art, architecture and material culture. 

Other Sources

CIA World Factbook


African ethnonyms: index to art-producing peoples of Africa

Fine Arts Librarian

Kristina Keogh
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