Joseph Aurélien Cornet

and His Importance to Classic Congolese Art

October 15, 2017 By: Leif Birger Holmstedt

Father Joseph Cornet has been described as a man devoted to study, teaching, and art. Based on his time and experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, spent with chiefs and as director of the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Zaïre, he has authored a number of books on classic art from Africa. Learn about J. A. Cornet’s work, life, and research.

Collector Spotlight

Tonia Marek, France

October 10, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

"I now collect two types of beads from Africa; those that either have a history—ancient glass beads—and beads that are used in rituals by African traditional healers, or in animistic rites. I discovered those functions of beads in West Africa, and I started documenting those uses, bead by bead."

Journey Through Treasures

Three Takeaways From Parcours des Mondes 2017

September 24, 2017 By: Adenike Cosgrove

Another year, another Parcours des Mondes over but boy what a show. Revisit some of the masterpieces and highlights from the fair.


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Parcours des Mondes 2017

First Impressions by First-Timers

September 21, 2017 By: Deborah Dainese | Ilaria Pol Bodetto

Parcours des Mondes is over but the magic lives on for these two first-timers! Relive the experience of attending the world's best fair for Classic African art through fresh eyes.

Free Book: Dogon – Images & Traditions

September 18, 2017 By: Huib Blom

Dogon architecture, culture, and art has fascinated the West since the early twentieth century. Dutch photographer, Huib Blom's 'Dogon—Images & Traditions' sheds light on the landscapes, architectures, and art of the Malian ethnic group. What's more, the book is now free to download!

Exposing, Analyzing, & Understanding Inauthentic African Knives

An Ongoing Survey

September 14, 2017 By: Ethan Rider

Knives from Africa don’t resemble knives from anywhere else on the planet. Today however, the manufacture of reproduction weapons has increased. Learn what 'fake' is and how to spot inauthentic African knives.