Fowler Museum
(University of California, Los Angeles)


Artstor and the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles are sharing nearly 4,000 images selected from the museum's renowned permanent collection, which features works from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas. The Fowler Museum's collections include more than 150,000 art and ethnographic objects and approximately 600,000 archaeological objects from ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures around the world. The collection in Artstor focuses on the arts of Africaand the ceramics of the Andes. The arts of many African nations are represented, including Angola, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mail, Nigeria, Republic of Benin, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The museum also has significant holdings of African diaspora arts from Brazil, Haiti, and Suriname.

The Fowler Museum at UCLA was established in 1963 to consolidate the collections of non-Western art and artifacts dispersed throughout the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. The majority of the museum's world-class collections have been acquired through donations from individual collectors, scholars, and researchers, including some 30,000 objects assembled early in the last century by Sir Henry Wellcome and given to UCLA in 1965. As one of the top university museums in the United States, the Fowler initiates research projects, fieldwork, publications, exhibitions, and public programming to enhance the understanding and appreciation of global arts cultures.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 3,894
Percentage of completion 100%

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: March 4, 2015

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