for exchange and
With further support from:
- Niall and Ingrid FitzGerald
- The A.G. Leventis Foundation
Since 2005, the Africa Programme has been working closely with national and independent museums across the continent to develop training initiatives, as well as sharing skills and expertise for mutual benefit and in direct response to local needs and priorities.
Long-term programmes in East Africa were funded by the UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport from 2005 to 2010.
The Africa Programme relies heavily on the generosity of external supporters. Programme work in West Africa has been supported by the Ford Foundation since 2007 and by the Getty Foundation for work in East Africa since 2009. The Programme has also extended its capacity to deliver activities by developing broader international links with other UK and European museums.
Map of Africa showing countries in which the Africa Programme is currently working
Working with museum partners in Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Supporting long-term partnerships in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
London and the UK
Hosting placements for African colleagues at the British Museum and UK partner museums.
The British Museum cares for and displays major collections from across Africa.
For all enquiries about the Africa Programme email email@example.com