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View from the entrance of the Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, April 2008
Creator: Brian Boyle
Date of Image: April 2008
ROM Links: Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
Museum ID Number: ROM2008_9968_5
Image Number: ROM2008_9968_5

Description:
The Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific reflects the ROM’s vast and diverse collections that represent the artistic and cultural traditions of indigenous peoples from Africa, the American continents, the Asia-Pacific region and Oceania. This is the first permanent home for these collections in over 30 years, with many of the 1,400 artifacts on display for the first time.

Ranging from large and dramatic ceremonial masks and colourful robes to archaeological objects such as ceramics and basketry, the collections were gathered from the late 19th century to the present and represent some of the Museum’s founding collections. The artifacts reveal aspects of everyday life, clothing, commerce, ceremony and art of indigenous cultures from around the world. Divided into four geographic areas, this gallery is rich with symbols of heritage and identity that continue to have meaning today.

The Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific is named in honour of Shreyas and Mina Ajmera, in appreciation of their generous support of Renaissance ROM and the Royal Ontario Museum.

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