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ACASA NEWSLETTER

* NE R 'rHE ARTS OQ~IL
OP THE AFRICPN STDITES AS -WO
Number 3 (Spring 1013)

ENCILSURES: International African Institute's 'est African
Museum's Project (Submitted by Phi io Raven-
hill, Project Director)
Program, Sixth Triennial. Syvosium on Traditional
African Art, Norman, Okla.
Program, Fraser Mserorial Sympsium, Columbia Univ.
Updated director of vmemers, as of 1 July 1083

Secretarv/treasurer 's Reoort

Several art-oriented panels are on the program for the 1"83 ASA
meetings in Boston (Park Plaza Hotel, 7 10 December.) A slot in the
schedule on December 3 or 9 has been requested for the second annual
Business iMeetinq of ACASA -- details to be included in the next (November)
issue of the Newsletter, no 4. A local volunteer is still needed to
coordinate audio-visual services for the arts panels at the ASA meeting -
olease contact Fcauard Bustin, Program Director (African Studies Ctr.,
Boston Univ., 125 Bay State Rd., (617) 353-3673)
The 1984 A.SA meetings will be in Ins Anqeles. Formation of an ACASA
Program Committee to assist with the coordination and 'evelooment of
panels, including general sessions, will be on the agenda for the 1083
e (7oston) meetir.q.
The Seventh Triennial Symposium on Traditional African Art (1986) has
been approved for Tos Arneles, under the joint soonsorshio of UCLA's Museum
of Cultural History, African Studies Center, and the Art History Area of
the Department of Art, Design & Art History. As with the 1984 ASA meeting,
ACASA should have a major role in orqanizinq the 1986 Triennial.
Largely in response to our ad in African Arts, ACASA now has Tore than
120 members.

Please send News (Exhibitions, Puhlications, Conferences, Smoosia,
Fieldwork, Dissertation '~ooics, Miscellaneous) for inclusion in the next
Newsletter.

News

Monni Adams is the recipient of a Bunting Institute Fellowship
(1983-4) to write a book on African masking. Formerly Professor of Art and
Anthropology at Harvard, she currently serves as Adjunct Associate
Professor, Wellesley College, and is a Research Associate at the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard. She recently curated two
exhibitions of African art, for which catalogues are available: Designs for
Living: Symbolic Commnincation in African Art, Carpenter Center for the
Visual Arts/Peabody Museum, Harvard Univ. Press, 79 Garden Street,
Cantridge MA 02138 $12 + $1.50 postage. Private Visions: African Art from
the Collection of Genevieve McMillan, The Roston Athenaeum, Boston, 1983,







35 (Exhibition Catalrques.)


' Available in July: Henry John Drewal and Margaret Thomoson Drewal,
Gelede: Art and Female Power Among the Yoruba. Bloominqton, Indiana
University Press. 352 oo., 170 B&W, 14 color ills., notes, biblio., index,
$32.50.

Available from Museum of Cultural History Publication Orders, 55A
Haines Hall, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Tos Angeles, CA q0024 (postpaid):
Paula Sen-Amos and Arnold Rubin (eds.), The Art of Power, the Power of Art:
Studies in Benin Iconography, No. 19, -Mnograph Series, 1983. 112 pp., 85
B&W, 1 color ills., $16.
Jean Borgatti, Cloth as Metaphor: Nigerian Textiles from the Museum of
Cultural History, No. 20, Monograph Series, 1983. 64 op., 44 9&W, 16 color
illus., $12.
Doran H. Ross and Timothv F. Garrard (eds.), Akan Transormations: Problems
in Ghanaian Art History, No. 21, Monograph Series, 1933. 112 ap., 140 B&W
ills., color cover, $15.

(The following brief reports and the acccrmanyinc programs were provided by
Doran bass.)

The Sixth Triennial Svmposium on Traditional African Art took lace as.
planned (actually one day later) on April 5-7, 1983, at the Oklahoma Center
for Continuing SEucation, University of Oklahoma, Norman. Attendance by
non-oarticioants was minimal to say the least, but thirty npaers on a wide
variety of topics were presented. Amadi, Burt, Ebong, and Curnow-Amadi did
Snot attend, and their papers were not presented. Lisa Aronson was an
addition to the orogram. She discussed a ca. 1790 cloth from Ijebu now in
the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. There were the usual number of title
changes. Instead of their listed topics, Fred Smith comared the treatment
of space in Frafra and Igbo architecture, and Rene Bravmann discussed the
diffusion of the al burak image in West African art.

The Douglas Fraser Memorial Svnmosium on Primitive and Pre-Colurbian
Art was held a week later (on April 15-16) at Columbia University in New
York City. The six African papers were presented as listed, with the
exception of Suzanne Slier's; she discussed the Ife cuprous heads as
coronation-related objects. Attendance at the Fraser svy~sium was very
good.













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Tuesday, April 5


4:00--7:00 p.m. Registration, Sooper House lobby.
7:30-9:30 p.m. Reception, Commons


Wednesday, April 6


8:00-12:00 a.m.
9:00-9:30


PANEL I

S9:80-11:30
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Continuing Registration, Forum Lobby.
Opening Session: Welcoming Remarks
and Announcements. '
Mr. Cowen, Sixth Trien tA. ympotwum
Host Chairperson .i
Dr. Long, PermaaenaSymposium
Chairperson ,
Mr. Marc Weatherall Director of Human
Relations, Norman Cani~r.oi Commerc
Dr. J. R. Morri, 'PI h Unlversity
of Oklahoma -

MALE AND FEMAL- IN AFRICAN
MASQUERADES
Chairperson: Herbert Cole, University of
California, Santa Barbara
Men Will be Wome SBex Rpoles Yoruba
Masquerade Art '.,
Marylin floulberg, Chcago rt.Institute
Male and Female ia Yakk
Masquerades ;:
Arthur Bourgeois, Gq =ior$ State
University "
A View From the F o :J~Jvat Masks
Expressing Male V~l4es
David Aaron Biid diadlna University
Beautiful Women, Ugly Men and the
In-between in iJb Okrkofh Masquerades
Herbert Cole, ,ves4 of California,
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APPROACHES TO AFRICAN
ARCHITECTURE
Susan B. Aradeon, University of Lagos
Archltectjural Space, Decoration and
Social Structure
Fred T. Smith, University of Minnesota
The Interface Between Structure and
Decoration in Nupe Architecture
Judy Perani, Ohio University
The Interlace Between Structure and
Decoratipn in Hausa Architecture
Susan B.: Aradeon, University of Lagos

EMERGING CONTEMPORARY
PATTERNS
Chairperson: Jean Borgatti, University of
Washington
Eclecticism and Structuralism in Bruce
Onobrakpeya's Art
Dele Jegede, Indiana University
Mbari: Traditional Art School and Art
Museum in Igboland, Nigeria
L, E. Anmadi, University of Calabar
Mural Painthig in Kenya: Three
Expressions of a Modern Art Phenomena
Eugene C. Burt
Drama, Ritual and Theatre in Traditional
Africa: A Dichotomy and Synthesis
lath A. Ebong, University of Calabar
Social Change and Aesthetic Attitudes in
Okpella
Jean Borgatti, University of Washington
Board Busses and Depart to Oklahoma
City
ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART
TRAI' ITIONS (at the Kirpatrick Center)
James Bellis, University of Notre Dame
Ivoirian "NMMA" and Akan llistory
Robert T. Soppelaa, Washburn University


Thursday, April 7


PANEL V

9:30-11:30 a.m.


THE INTERFACE OF ISLAMIC AND
TRADIIT'IONAL ARTS
(Claiqrerson: Simon Ottenberg, University
of Washington
Islam and Africa in Sierra Leone Lantern
Festivals
John Nunlcy, St. Louis Museum of Art
latumere
Labelle Prussin, University of WashlinigtL
Islmnic Influence on the Arts: Two
(ontrasting Cases
Simon Ottenberg, University of
Washington
Islami Trade and Tlechnology: The
Introduction of the Lost-Wax Casting
Method hi West Africa
Raymond Silverman, University of
W\ashinlgtoll
An Evening with the Men of God: North
African Possession Ceremonies
Rene Bravinam, University of Waslinigton


10:30


PANEL pIV

45-10: 15


The Dating of Brass-CasUtagbs in West .
Africa ,
Timioty F. Garrard, University ol
(alifornia, Los Angeles
Terra-cotta Statuettes from Jemue-Jeno:
Their Archaeological Context
Susan Mcintosh, Rice University
Trade, Crali, and Authority: A View from
the Ihdand Delta of Mall
Roderick McIntosh, Rice University
Last lius back to Norman departs
Oklahoma City




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COVERING THE BODY
Chairperson: Gladys Freedman
The Igbo Counts: Number and Pattern in
Igbo Body Decoration
Okech ukwu Odita, Ohio State
SUniverslt
Dressing For the Next Life: Raffia Textile
S Fabricatpin and Display Among Some
Kuba" Peoples of Western Kasai,
South-C ntral Zaire
Patricia 4. Darish, Indiana University
Costumel and Cosmology: The Limba
"Witches~ Gown
Joseph A. Opala, University of London
Coiffure and Head-Ties of Yoruba and
Akan W men
Gladys Freedman

DEATH AND AFTER IN WEST AFRICA
Chairperson: Fred T. Smith, University of
Minnesota
The Grave as Focal Point in Ancestor
Veneration
Robin Poynor, University of Florida
The Art and Socio-Economic Significance
of Kalabarl Funeral Rooms
Joanne B. Etcher, University of Minnesota
and Tonye Erekosima, University of Port
Harcourt
Dressing as Iriabo to Display Respect at
Kalabari Funerals
Catherie Daly, University of Minnesota
Ayito: The Display of Cloth and Color
Sharon F. Patton, University of Maryland

Pelete Bite: Kalabari Cut-Thread Cloth
Exhibit and Reception at the Fire House
Art Sation, 444 S. Flood Avenue


Friday, April 8


PANEL VIII
9:30--11:30 a.m.


1:30-3:30

3:30


OTILER ASPECTS OF AFRICAN ART
STUDIES
(hairperson: Roslyn A. Walker, National
Museum of African Art
Afro-Portuguese Ivories
Kathy Curnow-Amadi
Sculptured Gamneboards of Sub-Saharan
Africa
Roslyn A. Walker, National Museum of
African Art
Women Potters among the Igbo and Theii
Craft
Andrea Nicolls, Indiana University
The Kongo Founding Ancestors: Effigy
and Myth
Zdcnka Volavka, York University
Skin-Covered Masks from the Cross River
Region
Kenneth F. Campbell, University of
Wisconsin, Eau Claire


NOTES AND QUERIES

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(The 1986 Seventh Triennial will be held
at UCLA.)


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SEVENTH TRIENNIAL SYMPOSIUM ON AFRICAN ART
APRIL 1986


Sponsored by
Museum of Cultural History
African Arts and the African Studies Center; and
Art History Area of the Department of Art, Design, and Art History;
University of California, Los Angeles

in conjunction with the exhibition
S"AFRICAN ARTS OF DIVINATION"
in the Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery, UCLA

Host Chairmen: Arnold Rubin and Doran H. Ross

The program will be organized by ACASA (The Arts Council of the African Studies
Association) at the 27th annual ASA meeting to be held in Los Angeles, October
25 to 28, 1984, with planning finalized at the 28th annual ASA meeting tenta-
tively scheduled for New Orleans.

Members of ACASA will automatically receive all mailings concerning the 1986
Triennial. If you are not a member of ACASA and desire information on the 1986
Triennial, please send the attached lower section of this page to:
Triennial
Museum of Cultural History
University of California
55 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, California 90024

Please check one or more:


Name


Student


*Address


Faculty/Administration


Museum personnel

Other intereFted


Tnlnhnnin (






Marie J. Adams
Peabody Museum
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

LF3-20197
African Art Branch Library
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560

Africana
Northwestern University Library
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Dr. Johanna Agthe
c/o Museum fUr Volkerkunde
Schlaumainkai 29
6000 Frankfurt 70
WEST GERMANY

Susan B. Aradeon
Centre for Cultural Studies
University of Lagos
Lagos
NIGERIA


Alan J. Arlan
515 South Washington
Bloomington, Indiana

Mary Jo Arnoldi
314 South Henderson
Bloomington, Indiana


Judith Bettelheim
651 Jean Street
Oakland, California 94610

David Aaron Binkley
c/o School of Fine Arts
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana 4740


Barbara W. Blackmun
9850 Ogram Drive
La Mesa, California


5


92041


Suzanne Preston Blier
Dept. of Art History & Archaeology
Columbia University
New York, New York 10027

Sylvia Ardyn Boone
Department of History of Art
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut 06520

Jean M. Borgatti
16225 37th Avenue, NE
Seattle, Washington 98155


Jean-Paul Bourdier
832 Camelia Street
Berkeley, California


47401



47401


Lisa Aronson
Art Department
University of Wisconsin
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481

Allen Bassing
Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20560

James 0. Bellis
Department of Anthropology
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Dr. Paula Ben-Amos
Dr. Dan Ben-Amos
539 East Durham Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119

Marla Berns
S c/o Peter Kearey
ARC NIGERIA LTD.
Sutton Courtenay
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
ENGLAND OX144PP


94710


Arthur P. Bourgeois
886 White Oak Lane
Park Forest South, Illinois


Ren6 A. Bravmann
6544 54th Avenue, NE
Seattle, Washington


60466


98115


M.T. Brincard
710 West End Avenue
New York, New York 10025


Eugene C. Burt
P.O. Box 15453
Seattle, Washington


98115


Jeanne Cannizzo
Anthropology Department
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
CANADA N6A 5C2


Sandra Lynn Caster
Spelman College
P.O. Box 1062
Atlanta, Georgia 30314


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Herbert M. Cole
Department of Art History
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106

* Michael Connor
821 West Sixth Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

Justine M. Cordwell
437 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614

Don Cosentino, Executive Secretary
African Studies Association
255 Kinsey Hall
University of California
Los Angeles, California 90024

Chester R. Cowen
1700 Asp Avenue
Norman, Oklahoma 73037

Daniel J. Crowley
Department of Anthropology
University of California
Davis, California 95616

Kathy Curnow-Amadi
) 638 Maplewood Avenue
Springfield, PA 19064

Warren D'Azevedo
Department of Anthropology
University of Nevada
Reno, Nevada 89557

M. Catherine Daly
Dept. of Textiles and Clothing
386 McNeal Hall
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108

Patricia Darish
715 East 11th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

Bernard de Grunne
Department of History of Art
Yale University
56 High Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06520

William J. Dewey
3322 Valleyview Drive
S Bloomington, Indiana 47401

Sara Hollis Dickerson
4900 Metropolitan Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70126


Kobina Doughan
45 Auburn Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02146

Henry Drewal
Art Department
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Ima Ebong
Box 400
Barnard College
New York, New York 10027

Joanne B. Eicher
University of Minnesota
Dept. of Textiles and Clothing
364 McNeal Hall
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108


Ellen F. Elsas
3408 Bethune Drive
Birmingham, Alabama


35223


Ronald T. Englund
WACC
122 King's Road
London SW 3 4TR
ENGLAND

Kate Ezra
Department of Primitive Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028


William A. Fagaly
915 St. Philip
New Orleans, Louisiana


70116


Eberhard Fischer
Museum Rietberg
Gablerstrasse 15
8002 Zurich
SWITZERLAND

Perkins Foss
Department of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

Foundation for Cross-Cultural
Understanding
600 Watergate, Suite 720
Washington, D.C. 20037

Gladys Freedman
120 Wilson Drive
Framingham, Massachuoitts 0! 1


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Irene Freelain
1645 East 50th Street, #11 L
Chicago, Illinois 60615

* Karen Fung
Hoover Institute
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California 94305

Bernard Gardi
c/o Historical Museum
Helvetiaplatz 5
3006 Bern
SWITZERLAND

Mona Gavigan
3340 Sheffield Court
Falls Church, Virginia 22042

Peggy S. Gilfoy
Textiles and Ethnographic Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art
1200 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Werner Gillon
101 Century Court
London NW 8 9LD
ENGLAND

b Anita Glaze
1812 Cypress Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Peter Gobel
Thubchenweg 2
DDR-7010 Leipzig
Museum fur V61kerkunde
EAST GERMANY

Barry Hallen
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
University of Ife
Ile-Ife
NIGERIA

Moira F. Harris
4 Cardinal Lane
St. Paul, Minnesota 55110

D. Regina Hillian-Ligon
9560 Highwind Court
Columbia, Maryland 21045

) Gloria Hopkins
3400 Greentree Drive
Falls Church, Virgina 22042


Marilyn Houlberg
733 West 18th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Prof. Gene L. Isaacson
Chairman, Dept. of Fine Arts
Santa Ana College
17th and Bristol
Santa Ana, California 92706

Dele Jegede
Centre for Cultural Studies
University of Lagos
Akoka-Yaba
Lagos
NIGERIA


Sidney L. Kasfir
6 Dorrance Place
Hanover, New Hampshire

Carolee Grant Kennedy
400 Seward Square, SE
Washington, D.C. 20003


03755


Barry A. Kitnick
8406 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90069

Frederick Lamp
Baltimore Museum of Art
Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Deirdre LaPin
704 South Washington Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106


S. Levitt
936 Wateredge Place
Hewlett Harbor, New York


11557


Edward Lifschitz
1216 D Street, SE, #2
Washington, D.C. 20003

Richard Long
883 Edgewood Road
Inman Park
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Dr. Peter Mark
Curriculum in African and
Afro-American Studies
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27705

Herman Martin
9441 Wilshire Boulevard, #326
Beverly Hills, California 90212





Daniel Mato, Assoc. Professor
Department of Art
Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
* CANADA -T2N 1N4

Charles D. Miller III
455 North Country Road
St. James, New York 11780

Roy Mitchell
715 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

Leonidas Ndoricimpa
Centre de Civilisation Burundaise
B.P. 1095
Bujumbura
BURUNDI

Nancy C. Neaher
Department of History of Art
35 Goldwin Smith
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853

Fisher H. Nesmith, Jr.
4550 Connecticut Ave., NW, #304
Washington, D.C. 20008

Francois Charles Neyt
1 Allee de Clerlande
B-1340 Ottignies
BELGIUM

Robert W. Nicholls
1669 Columbia Road, NW, #101A
Washington, D.C. 20009

Andrea Nicolls
137-24 171st Street
Jamaica, New York 11434

Nancy Ingram Nooter
5020 Linnean Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

Polly Nooter
545 West 111th Street
New York, New York 10025

Mr. J.R.O. Ojo
Department of Fine Arts
University of Ife
* Ile-Ife
NIGERIA


Pace Primitive and Ancient Art
32 East 57th Street
New York, New York 10022

Sharon F. Patton
1832 Metzerott Road, #205
Adelphi, Maryland 20783

Jean-Louis Paudrat
1 Allee des Trous Geles
77200 Torcy
FRANCE

Philip M. Peek
Department of Anthropology
Drew University
Madison, New Jersey 07940


John Pemberton III
77 Dana Street
Amherst, Massachusetts

Judith Perani
School of Art
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701

Merrick Posnansky
19010 Los Alimos
Northridge, California


01002


91326


John F. Povey
African Studies Center
University of California
Los Angeles, California 90024

George N. Preston
Art Department
City College
New York, New York 10031


Ralph Proctor, Executive
The Kingsley Association
6118 Penn Circle South
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Director


15206


Sharon Pruitt
3440 Olentangy River Road, #3C
Columbus, Ohio 43202

Doran H. Ross
Associate Director
Museum of Cultural History
University of California
Los Angeles, California 90024

James J. Ross
770 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021





Christopher Roy
School of Art and Art History
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

* Dr. Arnold Rubin
Dept. of Art, Design, and Art History
University of California
Los Angeles, California 90024

Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler
Johanne Sebastian Bach Str. 13
8012 Ottobrunn
WEST GERMANY

Alfred L. Scheinberg
230 West 76th Street
Penthouse B
New York, New York 10023

Enid Schildkrout
Anthropology Department
American Museum of Natural History
New York, New York 10024

Eugenia Shanklin, Associate Professor
Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Trenton State College
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

S Roy Sieber
National Museum of African Art
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C. 20002

William Charles Siegmann
814 Corbett, #207
San Francisco, California 94131

Raymond Silverman
16142 15th Street, NE
Seattle, Washington 98008

Fred T. Smith
Art History Department
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Solovieff Gallery Co.
9 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019

Robert T. Soppelsa
2023 Ohio Street
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

i Janet L. Stanley
National Museum of African Art Library
Smithsonian Institution Library
Washington, D.C. 20560


Ilona Szombati-Fabian
N.I.A.S.
Meyboomlaan 1, Wassenaar
NETHERLANDS

Judith A. Uhlmann
54 Norwood Road
Silver Spring, Maryland


20904


Susan Vogel
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028

James H. Wade
P.O. Box 5441
Maiduguri
Borno State
NIGERIA

Dr. Maude Southwell Wahlman
Art Department
University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi 38677

Roslyn A. Walker
1301 Delaware Avenue, SW
N516
Washington, D.C. 20024

Jeane R. Whitley
9051 Vons Drive
Garden Grove, California 92641


Rosalinde G. Wilcox
10520 Draper Avenue
Los Angeles, California


90064


Jeri Bernadette Williams
P.O. Box 1041
Goleta, California 93117

Sylvia H. Williams
141 12th Street, NE, #9
Washington, D.C. 20002

Hans Witte
Fongersplaats 187
9725 LL Groningen
NETHERLANDS

Marcilene Wittmer
24045 SW 142 Avenue
Princeton, Florida 33032

Norma H. Wolff
Dept of Sociology and Anthropology
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011


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P l I Institut Africain International

38 King Street London WC2E 8JR Tel: 01-379 7636

WEST AFRICAN MUSEUMS PROJECT, FUNDED BY FORD FOUNDATION


This project is designed to contribute to the preservation of West Africa's
cultural heritage. It seeks to improve and develop museological resources and
structures in the region on a basis of positive collaboration between Anglophone
and Francophone countries. A project office has been opened in Abidjan, Ivory
Coast (01 B.P. 1658 Abidjan 01) where its Director, Dr Philip Ravenhill, a
Senior Fellow of the Institute, Is based. The project will run initially for
two years from October 1982 and its budget is $285,000.

Priority will be given to strengthening new and struggling museums taking
advantage of the experience of the better established and more developed museums
in West Africa. Special attention will be given to developing the most approp-
riate methods, on a basis of regional cooperation, for ensuring that the contents
of museums are properly preserved against deterioration and safeguarded against
theft and illicit export abroad.

This project is intended to engage the cooperation of both public and private
museums, in particular the growing number of university museums, with the
International Council on Museums, Paris, under its Secretary-General, Luis Monreal.

The project's specific aims are :

I. Improvement of present systems of making inventories and cataloguing
existing collections and development of systems of exchange between
museums throughout the region.
2. The promotion of adequate systems of documentation of museum collections,
in particular through the establishment of phototeques and reference
libraries.
3. The exchange of information on technical problems of conservation, preser-
vation and storage, and of museum management in general between museums
within West Africa, and the dissemination of relevant experience of
museum systems outside the area.
4. Exploration of ways in which museums can improve their present programmes
of acquisition and field research .
5. Exchange of experience concerning publicity and the dissemination of
information about museums and their contents.
6. Assessment of museological training programmes used by museums both within
the region and abroad with a view to establishing more appropriate programmes.

The means of attaining these goals will be two-fold :

a) Through workshops, symposia and the establishment of networks for the
exchange of information among the existing museums of West Africa;
b) The establishment of pilot projects in selected museums in the region,
* concentrating initially on the following countries: Mali, Upper Volta,
Benin francophonee); Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone (anglophone);
and Guinea-Bissau (lusophone).


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Friday, April 15
9:30-1(:00 a.m.


George Preston
Douglas Fraber's Art History: Formnnalism, Diffusionism, Structuralism to Culture History


10:10-10:40 Frieda Rosenthal
Oceanic Art in New York Collections
Break
11:00-11:30 Suzanne P. Blier
African Heavenly Temples
11:40-12:10 Jerome A. Feldman
Dutch Galleons and South Nias Palaces
12:20-2:00 Lunch


2:00-2:30 p.m.


Jeanette F. Peterson
Fauna and Flora in the Frescoes of Malinalco: Paradise Converged


2:40-3:10 Lee Anne Wilson
Bird Imagery as an Indicator of Social and Religious Change in Southwestern Art
Break
3:30-4:00 Wendy L. Schonfeld
Benin Anthropomorphic Pendant Masks
4:10--:40 Cecelia Klein
The Snares of Mictlan: Aztec Cosmology as a Means of Social Control
5:00-5:30 David W. Penney
Imagery of the Middle Woodland Period: The Birth of a North American Iconographic
Traditon
5:40-7:30 Dinner
7:30-8:00 Monni Adams
A Prambanan Monument
8:10-8:40 Herbert M. Cole
Igbo Okoroshi: A Reconstruction of BeautyiBeast Masquerades


Saturday, April 16
9:30-10:00 a.m.


Esther Pasztory
Presences and Absences in Inca Stonework


10-10-10-40 John McKesson
Evolution of Fang Reliquary Sculpture

Break

11:00-11:30 Joan M. Vastokas
Birch Bark Records of the Ojibwa


11:40-12-10 Deborah Waite
Art from the Western District of the Solomon Islands: A Semiological Study

12:20-2:00 Lunch


Carol Ann Lorenz
Clap for the Spirits: The Igbabonelimhin Masquerade of the Ishan of Nigeria


2:40-3:10 George A. Corbin
Kairak Baining Masks in European and American Museums

3:30-4:00 Thomas M. Shaw
Fulani Art and Concepts of Beautv

4:10-4:40 Aldona Jonaitis
Style and Meaning in Tlingit Shamanic Art


5:00- Cocktail Party Reception for Members


2:00-2:30 p.m.


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