Beginning in 1997, friends of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts established the Ziegler and Brumfield collections of African Art. Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established the collection with twenty-six pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield provided eighty-eight additional works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets and garments. Portions of this collection are on permanent display in the LCVA's Miller Gallery. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the LCVA Permanent Collection, can be viewed here and is available from the LCVA.