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Year 8 - Masks and Commedia Dell’ Arte: African Masks

A guide to information resources on masks and commedia dell arte for your year 8 Art and Drama topic, compiled by your Librarians. Last updated December 2017.

African Masks at the British Museum

Find out about the African masks in the British Museum

Slideshow from the British Museum

Click below to watch the British Museum's informative slideshow on African masks.

The Art of the African Mask

This website, from the University of Virginia, includes information and pictures of different kinds of African masks.

National Museum of African Art

Books in the Senior Library

Website - Why wear a mask?

This website includes information on African masks and the role of imagination, performance and play in the use of African masks.  A colourful, fun website from the National Museum of African Art in Washington, USA.