Gallery Trail: Art of Africa

Photo of students and a teacher examining a case of objects from Africa
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Ages 11-14, 14+

Welcome to the  Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, The Americas, and Asia-Pacific. The objects in these galleries represent spiritual and day-to-day life for the indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Oceania, and Asia. This Activity guide focuses on the African collections in the indigo cases, and the new “Maps, Borders, and Mobility in Africa” exhibition indicated by the star on the map.


Work in small groups to explore the galleries and discover what a collection of objects can tell you about the lives of the people connected to them.

Museum Guidelines

  • Walk. Do not run.
  • Use indoor voices.
  • Stay with your adult.
  • Make way for ROM educators if they need a space for a lesson.
  • Don't touch objects. Only touch objects that are clearly marked as safe to touch.
  • Don’t rush. Focus your time on the objects that capture your interest and complete what you can within the time you have.
  • Ask questions and have fun!

Fast Facts

This gallery features some of the Museum's earliest collections, many on display for the first time. Some of the objects are up to 2000 years old!

Please Note

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