African Rock Art
Africaâs rock art is as diverse as the continent itself. The African rock art image project team has catalogued c. 23,000 digital photographs of rock art from across Africa â originally from the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) â through generous support from the Arcadia Fund.
Combining a wide range of research from the British Museum, TARA and colleagues in Africa, the project is cataloguing and digitally preserving African rock art, ensuring global open access well into the future.
On these pages, you can explore the images catalogued by country, and find out more through a series of themes.Browse rock art on collections online
Follow our digital journey across Africa.
Discover 30,000 years of rock art
The African rock art image project photographs are free to use to explore, study, research, and teach.
If you would like a high resolution copy of any of the images for non-commercial purposes, please contact AOA@britishmuseum.org
Elizabeth Galvin (curator)
Jorge de Torres
Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Project Partner: Trust for African Rock Art (TARA)