Virtual Art Museum

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Virtual Art Museum

The Virtual Museum of Modern Nigerian Art (VMMNA) is an online, free, searchable database of Nigerian art from the beginning of the twentieth century. Its main aim is to serve as an educational resource that will contribute to the dissemination of knowledge on modern Nigerian art and artists among the widest possible audience.

The artworks displayed in this virtual museum are held in private, corporate and institutional collections in and outside Nigeria. Many of these works have never been seen by the general public nor properly documented in general or specialized publications. Consequently, they have remained largely unknown till date!

The information and images featured under the VMMNA are organized around Exhibition Rooms; with each room devoted to a particular period, school or homogenous group of artists. In addition, the museum features a virtual gallery for the display of temporary online exhibitions.

The Virtual Museum of Modern Nigerian Art is a project of the Pan-Atlantic University. It is made possible by the financial assistance of its generous sponsors. The initiator and director of the project is Jess Castellote.