International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea, Lomé, Togo 

This small museum is a private concern run by the Swiss owner, Rene David. The museum is set in part of a beautiful house and is an oasis of calm and tranquility in Lome.Spread over a number of rooms and the lovely garden, the museum holds a largish collection of, primarily, statues, sculptures, carvings and pottery.

The collection includes 2000 year old items from the Nok culture, and is particularly strong on Yoruba items from Western Nigeria, although a huge variety of groups are represented from across West and South West Africa.Some of the larger items are located in the garden around the pool.

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