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Petit Futé's opinion on ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM

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Located in the old palace of Haile Selassie in the heart of the tropical garden of the University of Addis Ababa, this museum is one of the most interesting places in the city and is worth a visit as much for the adjoining exhibitions as for the framework. This museum, which is clearly and didactic, deserves a careful visit. On two floors, a rich collection of tools, crafts and religious objects testifies to the great richness of the country's cultural heritage. Many explanatory panels, accompanied by maps, present each ethnic group with, in support, features characteristic of its environment (clothing, utensils, jewelry…), but also its rituals, its history. In a large, very clear hall, the liturgical objects of the Ethiopian Orthodox cult are exposed as well as a beautiful collection of naive paintings of the th and th centuries, describing events in the history of the country. Finally, a kind of small labyrinth allows to discover all the instruments of popular music whose sound is made by recordings that create a cozy atmosphere. The bedroom and bathroom of the last emperor, as well as a numismatics room, complete the visit. The guided tour is essential, integrated into the ticket price and very interesting.

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Open Tuesday to Friday from 8am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Admission 100 birrs, guided tour included.

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Members' reviews on ETHNOLOGY MUSEUM

2 reviews
Value for money
Visited in march 2019
Value for money
Un musée moyen mais qu'il faut replacer dans son contexte, certaines choses inintéressantes mais le prix n'est pas vraiment justifié.
Visited in may 2019
Value for money
Superbe collection d'icônes
Vaut le passage. On lit parfois qu'il faudrait commencer tout long séjour par un tour dans ce musée puis y revenir en fin de passage. Je ne suis pas de cet avis : la muséographie est assez médiocre et on y apprend peu de choses en termes d'ethnographie (le seul musée valable en la matière est dans la vallée de l'Omo) mais la collection d'objets liturgiques (icônes en particulier) est assez exceptionnelle et, si l'on prend le temps de tout lire et de comparer, permet de comprendre les différents courants artistiques en matière d'iconographie et de mieux apprécier ce que l'on verra ailleurs dans le pays. On se rendra d'ailleurs aussi compte de l'effondrement qualitatif des icônes contemporaines...

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