The permanent collection of the Dei Centre embodies a distinctive history in contemporary African art. With a permanent collection that includes works of art that spans decades, Africa and the globe, the Centre welcomes visitors to over 50 years of art; from Asafo Flags to thought provoking contemporary pieces.
The Dei Family Collection is conceived as an integrated whole that is continuously enhanced in response to emerging talent and to its mandate to fill in critical historical gaps. Always containing current works by living artists, it maintains this policy through selective purchases and gifts, including some from the artists themselves. The collections form a unique, shared global collection that reflects the rich trajectory of contemporary African art, especially Ghana.The collection also forms the basis for further study and research by the centre, school groups, students, researchers, fellow curators and specialists from Ghana and abroad.