Dive into the collection

A merging of collections

The Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen’s collection is made up of the merged collections of the Tropenmuseum, Afrika Museum and Museum Volkenkunde. In addition our database includes the Wereldmuseum’s collection. The combined collection features some 450,000 objects, 260,000 photographs and 350,000 items of documentary film material.

Only part of the National Museum’s extensive collection is on display in the galleries of the four participating museums. As many items from the archives as possible have been digitalized and can be accessed via our collections site. In addition a collection of Balinese painting and sculptures belonging to the Museum Puri Lukisan of Ubud is featured as guest collection.

The collection is divided into objects and photographs and is linked to people, institutions, exhibitions, expeditions and themes.

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