This resource provides a broad range of information on the architecture of the West African Dogon people. While the Dogon have been the subject of thousands of publications, reports, and films and while their picturesque villages perched on the cliffs of the Bandiagara cliffs are one of the major tourist attractions in the Republic of Mali, Dogon architecture has received only limited coverage in paper publications (e.g. Lane 1986, 1994; Lauber 1998). Much information has, however, over the years been collected by different individuals and institutions, but never before been made publicly available.
Here material on Dogon architecture comprising more than 1500 photographs, ground plan drawings, video films, and written texts is made available through a collaboration between the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden (R. Bedaux, C. Kleinitz) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (D. Wintergruen, R. Casties), within the ECHO (European Cultural Heritage Online) initiative.
Collections of house and compound plans, photographs, videos and written information:
Collections of photographs: