The collection comprises some 5,000 items, including statues, masks, jewelry, functional tools, and ceremonial garments. "This is one of the world's best collections of African art," says Shafir, "mostly donated by Americans and Europeans art collectors, who had the foresight to acquire African art objects over the 40's to 60's of the previous century. These collectors were very interested in African art, which, as is known, strongly influenced modern European art. Fortunately, they donated these objects to the Museum motivated by both a love of Israel and a love of this kind of art. Visiting the exhibition also offers the perfect opportunity to explore our vast and rare collections."
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