Welcome to the International Library of African Music (ILAM) online Photo Archive. This site was made possible with grant funding from South Africa's National Heritage Council (NHC).
In 2007, with the NHC grant, ILAM undertook the digitisation of its photographic archive in conjunction with Africa Media Online . In October and November 2007 the Africa Media Online team relocated to ILAM and in conjunction with ILAM staff, managed to digitise over 11,000 images including negatives, slides and photographs of various formats. Working with ILAM staff and Professor Andrew Tracey, they also managed to capture the metadata associated with the majority of the images. Africa Media Online then retouched a selection of 1,000 images to ensure that they are at publishing standard, and then created this web site powered by their MEMAT online digital library system.
Currently this web site allows you to search a selection of the best of the picture collection. In the future you will also be able to search the music collection. This web site allows you to purchase use rights to images and receive high resolution downloads for publication purposes.
Should you require further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.