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People, Portrait and Places: Africa

People, Portrait and Places: Africa

People, Portrait and Places: Africa

People, Portraits and Places is where sitters, artists and portraits in our collection are connected to places.

For Africa those connections are explored at country level.

Explore People by Places

Connections have been established where the person has a significant association with that area, be that by birth, study, travel, work, an event within their lifetime or death.

Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Chad Congo Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Ivory Coast Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Saint Helena Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

Explore Portraits by Places

Connections have been established where a portrait has been made or place that is portrayed within the object.

Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Chad Congo Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Ivory Coast Kenya Lesotho Liberia Libya Madagascar Malawi Mali Morocco Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Saint Helena Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Sudan Swaziland Tanzania Tunisia Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe


If you know of other connections we should be making, please let us know at [email protected]

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