Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, The Americas, and Asia-Pacific | Level 3

Celebrating the diversity of humankind.

Rich with historical and present-day symbols of heritage and identity, the gallery comes alive through objects representing spiritual and domestic life, ritual, ceremony and day-to-day activities of the indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Oceania and Asia. The gallery features some of the Museum’s earliest collections, many on display for the first time.  Recent acquisitions and contemporary objects are rotated into the exhibits from time to time for conservation reasons, and to feature new research.

About the Gallery


More than 1,400 artifacts reveal artistic and cultural traditions including aspects of spiritual and everyday life, clothing, commerce, sacred and secular ritual and art.


Indigenous cultures of Africa, the American continents (excluding Canada), Oceania and Asia Pacific are represented.


Spanning nearly 2,000 years to the present.