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IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum)

Place de Soweto, Dakar, Senegal
(221) 821 40 15
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This is a worthwhile visit. Not because of its extraordinary collection, as there are finer pieces... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winnipeg, Canada
Interesting African Art

This museum is small but it is full of different African masks and statues used to ward off evil... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Micheline D
Ottawa, Canada
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Place de Soweto, Dakar, Senegal
(221) 821 40 15
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a worthwhile visit. Not because of its extraordinary collection, as there are finer pieces of art scattered around the world, but for the importance of the location to the city. Art is one of Senegal's defining features, and the importance of this small...More

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This museum is small but it is full of different African masks and statues used to ward off evil spirits or for fertility rituals. It was very interesting. When we visited, there was an additional exhibit in the building behind the main building on art...More

1  Thank Micheline D
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The museum offers exhibitions of real quality African Art. It is professionally curated. Organization and ambiance are truly African (poor maintenance and lots of dust). The entrance fee is a little high but still worth it, if art is your passion. It is situated at...More

Thank aprox
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Small collection. Check out the photos here and you will have seen most of the permanent collection on the first floor. 2nd floor has temporary exhibition. In any case - you can be in and out in 10-30 minutes...

Thank PadJan
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The museum is small but has a lot of art from other parts of Africa. During our visit, their were two very good exhibits. The textile exhibit featured cloth making mechanisms and clothes produced as collages, tapestry and clothing. The second exhibit show cased works...More

Thank Arinna M
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very interesting museum in Dakar, with some wonderful African art. A must see when you are there. Tickets are a bit expensive to get in, and unfortunately the maintenance of the building is not good (dust everywhere, etc.). But still a very interesting landmark.

Thank Stephane G
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Amazing collection of African arts. As with so much of 'traditional' art though there is little info about the creators/artists. But there is some stunning stuff. I wish there had been an English guide or captions. and it needs a cafe in the gardens

Thank NLR
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The IFAN museum, also called le Musée de Théodore Monod, is a small museum on Place Soweto, Dakar. The entrance fee is CFA 5.000, about 8 US dollars. The ground floor has collections of African objects not only from Senegal but also from surrounding countries....More

Thank Marie C C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a little cheaper to visit that the Louvre ($9 vs $15) but 1/100th the size and a lot hotter. They have a few unique items, but hardly worth the price. You can see the whole two floors in thirty minutes. Very cool deco...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a relatively small museum with a relatively expensive entrance fee. It took us no more than 35 minutes to see the entire thing. Save this for a rainy afternoon, or if you're in Dakar for along time and looking to check it off...More

Thank patrickmeyer
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