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Musee National de Bamako

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Address: Ave de la Liberte, Bamako, Mali
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Cute Litte Museum

As far as West African Museums go, this was pretty impressive! It was small, but nicely done with interesting artwork well displayed. There is also a cute cafe attached that had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2014
Nandita T
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

As far as West African Museums go, this was pretty impressive! It was small, but nicely done with interesting artwork well displayed. There is also a cute cafe attached that had some good ginger juice.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

There are so much to see in Mali, and therefore many people don't hang around in Bamako too long. There are music scene and all, but again it's better to use most of your time for countryside of Mali.. like Djanne and Dogon County. But if you have some extra time to spend in Bamako, the museum is worth going.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

The Museum located in the National Park has received significant funding from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture organisation to restore and preserve national artifacts. The new version of the museum, opened in July 2013, displays collection of wooden statues, masks, and textiles from Mali. The exhibits are well done and modern, in line with Western standards. The building itself... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Although not comprehensive, this museum scratches the surface on all three elements and raises interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Visited with a Malian associate who is an interpreter. Without his explaining the French notations on exhibits this visit would have been less meaningful. While not unreasonable in price, the entry fee is out of range for most Malians to see this important archive of their culture. The fabric display is outstanding and explains fabric making as well as fabric... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

If you are interested in fabrics, this museum has a great permanent display of artisan work from Bamako. It's in 3 buildings, all rather dusty and dismally lit, but worth investigating.

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

esp since travel to the north is a bit dicey at the moment, great to learn about how islam and local religions have co-existed through both permanent and rotating exhibit. beautiful exhibit of mali textiles with researched/detailed explanations.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

Comprehensive collection of African art, beautifully displayed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Well organized exhibits with a good overview of the various ethnic groups of the country!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

I did love the Museums in Mali. They are smaller and more interesting than ones in other countries. Mali has an very interesting history so it was great to see antique items from the various tribes of Mali. I love the Dogon, Bambara, and Dogon cultures of Mali so it was a real treat. Loved it:-)

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