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Musee National de Bamako

Ave de la Liberte, Bamako, Mali
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Bamako
Type: Museums
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- Jun 28, 2014
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As far as West African Museums go, this was pretty impressive! It was small, but nicely done with interesting artwork well displayed. There is also a cute cafe attached that had some good ginger juice.

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Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There are so much to see in Mali, and therefore many people don't hang around in Bamako too long. There are music scene and all, but again it's better to use most of your time for countryside of Mali.. like Djanne and Dogon County. But if you have some extra time to spend in Bamako, the museum is worth going.... More

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Moscow, Russia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Museum located in the National Park has received significant funding from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture organisation to restore and preserve national artifacts. The new version of the museum, opened in July 2013, displays collection of wooden statues, masks, and textiles from Mali. The exhibits are well done and modern, in line with Western standards. The building itself... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Although not comprehensive, this museum scratches the surface on all three elements and raises interest.

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Rubicon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Visited with a Malian associate who is an interpreter. Without his explaining the French notations on exhibits this visit would have been less meaningful. While not unreasonable in price, the entry fee is out of range for most Malians to see this important archive of their culture. The fabric display is outstanding and explains fabric making as well as fabric... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

If you are interested in fabrics, this museum has a great permanent display of artisan work from Bamako. It's in 3 buildings, all rather dusty and dismally lit, but worth investigating.

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Rabat, Morocco
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

esp since travel to the north is a bit dicey at the moment, great to learn about how islam and local religions have co-existed through both permanent and rotating exhibit. beautiful exhibit of mali textiles with researched/detailed explanations.

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Comprehensive collection of African art, beautifully displayed.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Well organized exhibits with a good overview of the various ethnic groups of the country!

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Columbus Ohio
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

I did love the Museums in Mali. They are smaller and more interesting than ones in other countries. Mali has an very interesting history so it was great to see antique items from the various tribes of Mali. I love the Dogon, Bambara, and Dogon cultures of Mali so it was a real treat. Loved it:-)

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