Museum in Addis Ababa

National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

The National Museum was founded in 1952. The Museum preserves and displays the country’s historical, cultural and archeological heritage. Accordingly, the museum is structured as follows.
Paleontology and pre-history section: This section displays various fossils including the remains of Denknesh (Lucy) believed to be the first human ancestor. It also has litic (stone) tools.

Historical archeology section: This section includes various archeological findings from all over the country, although most originate from the Axumite period.
Ethnology: Ethiopia is labbled a cultural mosaic. Hence, this section displays the traditional and ceremonial cloths, jewels and living styles of different ethnic groups in the country. In addition, you can see here documentary films with different themes. Modern art: this is one quarter of the Museum where you can visit splendid art works of Ethiopian artists and sculptures. Also here, one can find portraits of Ethiopian leaders beginning from the 18th century till now.

Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) or Ethinographich Museum of Ethiopia

It is found within the main campus of Addis Ababa University (Sidsit Kilo), in the old palace (Genet Leul) of the late Emperor Haile Selassie I. It is found on the first and second floors of the building. It consists of five sections: Ethnological or Material Culture, Art Gallery, Ethno-Musicological, Philatelic and Coins and Bank Notes collections.