African rock art in Dakar’s new Museum of Black Civilisations

TARA was recently commissioned to design and produce an African Rock Art exhibition to mark the opening of the new China-funded Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal. The Museum was officially inaugurated on Thursday 6th by President Macky Sall.

The concept of this Museum, says its Director, is not to be a commemorative monument but rather a creative lobby to help shape a continent's sense of identity.

Dakar's Museum of Black Civilisations whose round shape was inspired by traditional houses

The rock art exhibit makes a powerful statement about the rich cultural diversity and artistic eminence of Africa’s past civilisations.

Africa's rock art: religion, spirituality and ritual

The opening of the Museum marked as the world's largest museum dedicated to black civilisations has been linked to calls from Senegal and other African nations for France to return art looted during the colonial era. Meanwhile President Macron of France has already made a major public statement agreeing to return some of these cultural treasures to their original homes.

Read more about the museum here.