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IAS Museum Shop The Museum Shop of the Institute of African Studies, located on the right flank of the IAS main building, was opened on 11th November, 2016. It is a commercial outlet for the sale of artworks, souvenirs and gift items.

The Museum Shop is meant to serve a supportive role to the Museum of the Institute of African Studies. In this regard, whenever an exhibition is mounted in the Institute's Museum, the works on display are also archived in the Museum Shop in a virtual form.

Moreover, the Museum Shop at any time only displays a representative sample of the works in its collection, while the full variety is made available online where interested buyers can search and shop for items of their choice.

In its physical and virtual collections, the shop boasts contemporary and traditional Yoruba and Benin artworks. Available genres include woodcarvings (Benin and Yoruba), brass casts (Benin), tie-dye and batik cloths (Yoruba), decorative ceramic pots, and paintings (watercolour, oil, acrylic and pastel). Also available are leather and calabash works from Oyo, customized greeting cards, etc. Opening hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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