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The Arts Council of the African Studies Association








Presidential Notes

Message from the Editor

ASA News

ACASA News

14th Triennial Symposium

Member and Museum News

Current Publications

Exhibitions

Conferences

Symposia

Obituaries

Employment Opportunities

Travel and Study Abroad

Media and Internet Resources

Membership Directory Updates

Triennial Fundraising Form

Voluntary Contribution Form

Membership Renewal Form

About ACASA


Newsletter


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The Arts Council of the African Studies Association
Newsletter, Volume 74 Winter 2006


Newsletter


-NEW ACASA Board of Directors

Kate Ezra, President
Christraud M. Geary, Past President
Alice Burmeister, Secretary/Treasurer
Susan Cooksey, Newsletter Editor
Christa Clark
Kim Miller
Carol Thompson
Norma H.Wolff

All correspondence regarding membership information
and payment of dues should be directed to:

Alice Burmeister
ACASA Secretary/Treasurer
Winthrop University
140 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Email: burmeistera@winthrop.edu

Membership information and forms are available at the
end of this Newsletter.

The ACASA Newsletter is published three times a year:
Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter. The Newsletter seeks
items of interest for publication. You may send news
about job changes, fieldwork, travel, exhibitions, new
publications, etc. The next ACASA Newsletter will be
Spring-Summer 2006. Please send news items by May
12 2006 to:

Susan Cooksey
Ham Museum of Art
P.O. Box 112700
Gainesville, FL 32611-2700

Email: scooksey@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-392-9826 x141
Fax: 352-392-3892


Deadlines for Submission of News Items
for the 2006 Newsletters:

Spring/Summer 2006 May 12, 2006
Fall 2006 September 15, 2006
Winter 2007 January 13, 2007


Acknowledgement: Graphics featured in the headings
of this Newsletter were drawn by Tami Wroath, based
on designs found on artworks in the collection of the
Ham Museum of Art. The graphic of the dancer on the
fundraising form was designed by dele jegede.


I 3 I Presidential Notes


ACASA has been a part of my professional life for
almost as long as I have had one, and it is a privi-
lege now to serve as ACASA's President for the
next year and a half. Thank you for entrusting me
with this honor and responsibility.

ACASA was founded to reflect the interests and
serve the needs of its members, the community
concerned with the arts of Africa. In the more than
two decades since ACASA was founded our field
has changed so much that it is not surprising that
the organization now finds itself at a crossroads.
Many of us have gone in new directions, both intel-
lectual and geographical, and it is essential that
ACASA reflect what we do and who we are now.

One of the key indications that ACASA is in need of
a new infusion of energy and a new sense of itself
is its surprisingly low membership. Can there really
be fewer than one hundred regular members in an
organization devoted to such a fascinating and
multi-faceted field as African art? That seems far
too few, especially at a time when African art is
taught in more colleges and universities, exhibited
in more museums and art galleries, and is available
on the intemet to more people in general than ever
before. The challenge facing ACASA now is to
capture the attention of more of those people and
to better serve their interests.

In order to meet these and other challenges, the
ACASA Board of Directors and I have initiated sev-
eral new ad hoc committees. We will be approach-
ing ACASA members to serve on these committees
and I hope you will be generous with your time,
experience, expertise, and rolodexes (or palm pi-
lots!) to help make them more successful. The
new committees are the following:"Future of
ACASA" Committee Kate Ezra; Fundraising and
Membership Committee Chris Geary; Website
Committee Kim Miller; Textbook Committee tba.

"Future of ACASA" Committee:
This committee is charged with reconsidering the
structure and scope of ACASA and its activities. It
will review the by-laws, re-examine our affiliation
with ASA, and explore the possibility of changing
our tradition of a Triennial symposium to a confer-
ence every two years.







Website Committee:
This committee will oversee the creation of a new
ACASA website, one that will meet the needs of
existing members and attract new members much
better than our present page on the H-Net site.
The beauty, excitement, and creativity of African art
should be reflected in the face we present to the
worldwide web.

Textbook Committee:
One of ACASA's most significant achievements
has been the sponsorship of the excellent and
widely-used textbook A History of Art in Africa by
Monica Visona and others. That book began as a
roundtable discussion at a conference, followed by
several years of committee work leading up to the
actual writing of the book. At the 2005 ASA confer-
ence in Washington, D.C., Robin Poynor and
Sylvester Ogbechie chaired another roundtable, to
begin discussion for a second textbook, this one
concerned with the contemporary arts of Africa.
The discussion was fascinating and productive,
and, as you would expect, there were many varied
viewpoints. ACASA's new Textbook Committee will
keep the conversation moving forward with the
goal of defining the scope of the book and identify-
ing potential authors.

Membership and Fundraising Committee:
All of ACASA's activities could be enhanced by
increased membership and expanded funds. We
are fortunate that ACASA, even with limited paying
members, has been able to extend membership to
colleagues in Africa and the Caribbean, and to offer
some travel stipends to its symposia. But in order
to do more, we will need more dues-paying mem-
bers. Consequently, this committee will seek to
define and attract new audiences to ACASA and to
entice lapsed members to return. We need to
strengthen both our numbers and our coffers.

Hopefully these new ad hoc committees will have
much to report by the next time ACASA members
convene, which will be at the Fourteenth Triennial
Conference on African Art, to be held at the Univer-
sity of Florida in Gainesville March 28 to April 1,
2007. Planning for the Triennial is well under way,
thanks to a terrific team of ACASA members. The
theme of the 2007 Triennial will be "Global Africa"
and you can find out more about it elsewhere in
this newsletter and on the website:
(http://www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/acasa/).

I want to end with a few words of welcome and of
thanks. Welcome to ACASA's new board mem-
bers: Alice Burmeister, who will serve as Secre-
tary/Treasurer; Susan Cooksey, who will serve as
Newsletter Editor; Christa Clarke; and Kim Miller.
They replace our outgoing board members, who
deserve a note of thanks for their service to the


organization: Tavy Aherne, Secretary/Treasurer;
Rebecca Nagy, Newsletter Editor; Ikem Okoye;
Constantin Petridis; and Elisha Renne. Many
thanks are also due to Chris Geary, our Past Presi-
dent, and to Carol Thompson and Norma Wolff,
continuing board members.

While I and the other board members will do our
best to guide ACASA from its current position "at
the crossroads," we can't do it alone. We need all
of you to participate in order to make ACASA an
organization that reflects and serves our current
needs. Please let us know your ideas, advice, and
suggestions!

- Kate Ezra



1(1 Message from the Editor



As the new editor of the ACASA Newsletter, it is
only fitting that I acknowledge the leadership of my
predecessor, Rebecca Nagy. In her three years as
editor, Rebecca initiated many changes including
redesigning and streamlining production and distri-
bution, with particular attention to getting the News-
letter to our courtesy members. After three years of
working with Rebecca I am inspired to continue on
the path of introducing changes that will allow
greater accessibility for all members and providing
a vital, attractive and informative publication. To
this end, I invite all of you to send me updates on
current projects or other items of interest to News-
letter readers. Please send entries to me at se-
cook(aufl.edu. I also invite those of you who are
artists to submit graphics to me for inclusion in the
Newsletter along with permission to publish them.

As many of you who attended the ACASA Business
meeting at ASA in Washington may know, a com-
mittee is working on the ACASA website and there
was discussion about accessing the Newsletter on
the website. For those who missed the meeting,
please see the minutes posted in this issue and
President Kate Ezra's Notes. In the last year, we
have moved toward the goal of an electronic
Newsletter by converting to a PDF version for Afri-
can and Caribbean individual members. While we
expect the electronic version to gain popularity
for all members, note that we still need sponsor-
ship for African and Caribbean institutional mem-
bers who wish to receive hardcopies of the News-
letter. Please consider donating $10 to provide
the Newsletter to an African or Caribbean institu-
tion of your choice for a year. Donations may be
made with your membership renewal or sepa-







rately.


The Newsletter staff has also started an archive
of back issues with help from ACASA members.
Our thanks go out to those who sent us their
copies. A complete archive will allow us to pro-
vide copies of back issues when requested. We
would also like to have originals on file and ap-
peal to all members who can spare them.

Finally, I wish to thank thank Rebecca Nagy for
her continued editorial assistance and Melody
Record, Ham Museum of Art Curatorial Secre-
tary, who has faithfully assisted with the News-
letter production for two years.


ASA News


Report to the ASA Board

Washington, D.C.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Christraud M. Geary, ACASA President

In Kate's absence, Christraud Geary gave a 15
minute report about ACASA to the ASA Board of
Directors, as required by the ASA By-laws

ASA representatives present: Carol L. Martin, Ex-
ecutive Director and ASA Directors

My report to the ASA Board of Directors focused on
the situation of ACASA, currently listed as a Spon-
sored Organization of the ASA.

I briefly gave membership numbers, stressing that
we have many courtesy and sponsored members
in Africa. This brought into focus our compliance
with ASA requirements that two-thirds of the
ACASA members must also be members in the
ASA.

James Pritchett noted that this issue needs to be
revisited in light of our particular situation.

I mentioned the Newsletter and the upcoming Tri-
ennial, but abstained from a detailed financial re-
port in light of the meeting the evening before.

The final matter I raised with the ASA Board was
the lack of AV support for our panels during this
year's meeting. If I am not mistaken most panels
suffered severely from the lack of double projection
and even more importantly PowerPoint equip-
ment. I stressed that this situation is unacceptable
and that we need to consider how to change it for
the next ASA meeting.


The Board seemed surprised, even taken aback,
by the severity of this situation. Unfortunately,
there seems to be no "visual" person on the
Board. ASA's excuse was that the organization is
in serious financial trouble.

Since sponsored organizations are required to
submit an annual report (recently not enforced by
ASA), we were asked to prepare a brief statement
for the Board. The deadline for submission was
February 1, 2006.


ACASA News


ACASA Board of Directors
Minutes of Meeting on November 18, 2007
At the ASA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

President Christraud Geary called the meeting to
order at 7 p.m.

Financial and Membership Report
Secretary/Treasurer Tavy Aherne presented the
financial and membership report (see Financial
Statement below). The financial status of ACASA is
quite good. The need to start a focused fundraising
campaign in advance of the 2007 Triennial was
emphasized. Chris agreed to serve as chair of the
Fundraising committee in her capacity as Past-
President. Lifetime achievement award winners
were mentioned as individuals who could contrib-
ute significantly to this effort.

Tavy reported that ACASA's five-year probationary
period as a registered non-profit has ended. She
will complete documents for the IRS accordingly.
Because ACASA filed for incorporation in Ohio
when Rebecca Green was Secretary/Treasurer,
our incorporation remains in Ohio and ACASA
must have a designated "office" in Ohio, as repre-
sented by an ex-officio board member. Rebecca
Green agreed to serve ex-officio in this capacity.

Membership has increased slightly over the last
year reflecting the success of Tavy's mailings to
increase membership. The Triennial presents an
opportunity to increase membership. The Board
concluded that membership in ACASA should be
required for proposal of panels or papers and for
registration for the Triennial. This will ensure that
many people will join for both 2006 and 2007 cal-
endar years.

The Board agreed to send letters to lapsed mem-
bers with personal notes from Board members.
Particularly lapsed former Board members should


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decisions have been made.


The idea of a graduate student liaison to the board
was proposed with the suggestion that this person
could write a column and solicit student news items
for the Newsletter and encourage students to sub-
mit proposals for papers at the Triennial.

A membership committee made up of Board mem-
bers and non-Board members was proposed and
enthusiastically endorsed by the Board.


Newsletter Report
Editor Rebecca Nagy reported that production of
the Newsletter has been proceeding on schedule
with hardcopies mailed to paying members and to
sponsored institutional and individual courtesy
members in Africa and the Caribbean. Other indi-
vidual courtesy members who have access to
email receive an electronic version of the Newslet-
ter. She raised for discussion the idea of an elec-
tronic version of the Newsletter for all individual
members. Either it could be sent to members via
email or made available on the ACASA website.
After discussion of various options, Chris asked
that this question be posed to the membership at
the ACASA business meeting the following day.

HAfrArts and Website Report
In the absence of Michael Conner (HAfrArts) and
Barbara Thompson (Website), Chris led a discus-
sion of the status of the ACASA website. Kate Ezra
will lead the Board's investigation into contracting
with a web designer to design a new ACASA web-
site, independent of, but linked to, HAfrArts.

Elections
Robin Poynor nominated Kate Ezra to succeed
Chris Geary as President and Ikem Okoye sec-
onded the nomination. Kate agreed to serve and
was unanimously elected by the Board. She will be
the President during the 2007 Triennial.

By-Law Revisions
Bob Soppelsa is chairing a committee to revise and
update the ACASA by-laws. Serving with him on
the committee are past-presidents Martha Ander-
son, Mary Jo Arnoldi, Robin Poynor, Polly Roberts
and Roslyn Walker. They have discussed revisions
via email, focusing on the proposal being consid-
ered by the Board of changing the term of office of
the President to provide for better continuity. The
Board discussed other possibilities for structural
changes, including changing the Triennial to a Bi-
ennial, changing the nature of ACASA's affiliation
with ASA (from an affiliate to a sponsored organi-
zation) and even changing the name of ACASA.
The By-Laws Committee will revise the by-laws
according to direction from the Board once these


Awards
Elisha Renne asked if the Board would like to con-
sider giving two Sieber dissertation awards. The
Board agreed on two awards, one for $500 and
one for $250, and further that applicants and their
advisors submitting recommendations must be
ACASA members in good standing. For all awards,
ACASA should present a certificate suitable for
framing. Recipients of the leadership award should
receive a small but meaningful memento.

The new President and Board will appoint a mem-
ber of the Board to chair each of the awards com-
mittees in anticipation of the Triennial: Sieber dis-
sertation awards, Rubin book awards and the lead-
ership award.

Triennial Report
Robin and Rebecca reported on the progress for
2007 Triennial at UF, for which they are serving as
co-chairs. Victoria Rovine is serving as panels
chair; Susan Cooksey and Carol Thompson are
Museum Day chairs; and Agnes Leslie of UF's
Center for African Studies and Bonnie Bernau of
the Ham Museum of Art are serving as Outreach
Day chairs. The planning committee is working with
the UF's conference planning department on ar-
rangements. The Triennial website hosted by this
conference service will go live very soon. Okwui
Enwezor has agreed to present the keynote ad-
dress for the conference.

The meeting was adjourned.

-Minutes prepared by Rebecca Martin Nagy






ACASA ANNUAL REPORT: FINANCIAL
STATEMENT
November 13, 2005
Summary of Report Prepared by Tavy Aherne,
ACASA Secretary/ Treasurer


ACCOUNT BALANCES TOTAL:
$59,000 11/9/2004
$71,263.31 11/13/2005

FINAL BALANCE: $71,263.31

MEMBERSHIP SUMMARY (AS OF 11/13/05)
Total Memberships (Special, Lifetime, Regu-
lar, Institutional, Sponsored): 285


be encouraged to renew.







Total dues: $6,725.00

Note: There are 605 African /Caribbean mem-
bers in our database, 124 have responded to
ACASA's request to verify contact information.

CONTRIBUTIONS (Received between 11/9/04
and 11/13/05 for Endowment, Symposium,
Triennial, Sieber and Sponsorships of African/
Caribbean members)
Total Contributions: $2,765.00

EXPENDITURES (under T. Aherne, 11/9/04 to
11/13/05)
Total expenditures $166.49



ACASA General Business Meeting
Minutes of Meeting on November 19, 2007
At the ASA Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

President Christraud Geary called the meeting to
order.

Financial and Membership Report
Secretary/Treasurer Tavy Aherne presented the
financial and membership report (see information in
Board meeting minutes, above, and Financial
Statement above.)

Report on the non-profit status of ACASA
Tavy reported that the five-year probationary status
of ACASA as a registered non-profit has ended.
She will complete documentation to the IRS neces-
sary to confirm and maintain ACASA's nonprofit
status. Chris expressed thanks on behalf of the
Board and membership to Tavy for her many con-
tributions as Secretary/Treasurer and presented a
gift of appreciation.

Membership Drive
Chris reported that Board members will send per-
sonalized letters to lapsed members to encourage
renewal. Skip Cole made a motion that ACASA
membership be a prerequisite for participation in
the Triennial, and Simon Ottenberg seconded the
motion. During discussion, Jean Borgatti proposed
a friendly amendment that membership be required
in order to propose a panel or paper for the Trien-
nial. The amended motion passed unanimously.
Robin Poynor summarized a concern expressed at
a previous business meeting that ACASA members
might wish to invite colleagues from other disci-
plines (non-Africanists) to present papers on their
panels. The suggestion was made and endorsed
that these individuals could join ACASA at the
"special member" level, which is very modest.


Tavy explained the Board's decision that individu-
als nominated for ACASA awards must be mem-
bers in good standing.

Newsletter Report
Newsletter editor Rebecca Nagy summarized the
ideas discussed at the 11/18 Board meeting and
asked for members' input on the possibility of an
electronic Newsletter. The consensus of the mem-
bers present was that the Newsletter should move
to an electronic format on the ACASA website.
General news items should be accessible to all
users of the website, whereas information identified
as a benefit of ACASA membership should be
password-protected. Such information would in-
clude the membership directory and database and
minutes of ACASA Board and business meetings.
Further, the consensus of the group was that a cer-
tain number of hard copies of the Newsletter
should be printed and mailed to institutional mem-
bers and hard copies should also be preserved for
the ACASA archives. The shift to an electronic
Newsletter will be dependent on development of a
password-protected, members-only section of the
ACASA website.

HAfrArts and Website Report
Chris announced that Kate Ezra will lead our efforts
to revise and improve the ACASA website and that
professionals will be hired to do the work.

Elections
Chris thanked individuals who are rotating from the
Board for their service: Tavy Aherne, Rebecca
Nagy, Robin Poynor and Elisha Renne. She intro-
duced those nominated to the Board by the nomi-
nating committee: Alice Burmeister, Christa Clarke,
Susan Cooksey and Kim Miller. They were elected
unanimously. Those present responded with enthu-
siasm to Chris's announcement that the Board
elected Kate Ezra as the new ACASA President,
effective immediately.

By-Law Revisions
Bob Soppelsa reported that his committee of past-
presidents has reviewed the by-laws and will make
necessary revision in response to instruction from
the Board.

Triennial Report
Rebecca Nagy reported on the progress for 2007
Triennial at UF (see minutes of ACASA Board
meeting above for details.)

Robin announced that the new President and
Board will appoint a member of the Board to chair
each of the awards committees in anticipation of
the Triennial: Sieber dissertation awards, Rubin
book awards and the leadership award. The three
chairs will form an overarching awards committee







that will determine if other special awards should
be given at the 2007 Triennial.

Other Business
Chris agreed that, since Kate had to return home,
she will report to the ASA Board our members' con-
cems about inadequate provisions for AV equip-
ment at this ASA conference. She mentioned that
the new ACASA Board will review our relationship
to ASA and determine what arrangement will be
most beneficial to ACASA in the future.

The meeting was adjourned.

-Minutes prepared by Rebecca Martin Nagy.


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14th Triennial Symposium


14th ACASA Triennial Symposium 2007

Start thinking about the next Triennial Symposium
on African Art...

Mark your calendars: March 28-April 1, 2007

Planning is underway for the 14th Triennial Sympo-
sium on African Art, which will be hosted by the
University of Florida's College of Fine Arts, School
of Art and Art History, Center for African Studies,
and the Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art. Gaines-
ville is the site for the symposium, and the theme
will be Global Africa. Robin Poynor and Rebecca
Nagy are the Co-Chairs of the symposium, and
Victoria Rovine is the Program Chair. Susan Cook-
sey and Carol Thompson will organize Museum
Day. Bonnie Bernau, Director of Education at the
Ham, and Agnes Leslie, Outreach Director for the
Center for African Studies, will organize Outreach
Day.

A Call for panels and roundtables is listed here and
was posted on H-AfrArts listserv on February 2.
Announcements, registration, hotel and travel infor-
mation, and all calls for panels and papers will also
be posted on the Triennial web site:
http://www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/acasal
(presently under construction).

Please remember that you must be a member of


ACASA in order to participate in the Triennial. We
encourage you to renew your membership now if it
has lapsed! Annual membership is based on the
calendar year. Membership forms are in this News-
letter or you may request a form from
Alice Burmeister, Secretary-Treasurer.


2007 Triennial Theme Statement:
GLOBAL AFRICA

The theme of the 2007 Triennial Symposium on
African Art emphasizes the place of African expres-
sive arts in global contexts, encouraging panels
and papers that address Africa's international and
trans-cultural reach. In selecting this theme, we
seek to foreground the ways in which Africa arts in
all media draw from and contribute to global histo-
ries, cultures, and aesthetics. These global connec-
tions are particularly dramatic in the growing field of
contemporary African art, in which artists study,
exhibit, sell their work, and live all over the world.
We also seek to draw attention to scholarship that
is animating "traditional" practices, placing long-
standing forms, techniques, and beliefs within the
historical networks out of which they emerged.

While the impact of external forces on Africa has
been the focus of much study, the Global Africa
theme places equal emphasis on Africa's impact on
non-African cultures. It also incorporates the glob-
alization of conceptions of Africa, for the continent
has long served as a trope for Western ideas about
the exotic. What is the impact of such conceptions
on African art and artists? And how has the exhibi-
tion and study of African art been affected by these
popular misconceptionsn?


Call for Panel/Roundtable Proposals
Deadline: JUNE 15, 2006

14th Triennial Symposium on African Art
GLOBAL AFRICA
Gainesville, Florida
March 28 April 1, 2007
Website: http://www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/
acasa/

The 14th Triennial Symposium on African Art is or-
ganized by the Arts Council of the African Studies
Association (ACASA). It is hosted by the School of
Art and Art History, the Center for African Studies,
and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, all at the
University of Florida. The conference will be ac-
companied by art exhibitions and performances
highlighting Gainesville's rich arts scene and its
dynamic Center for African Studies. Museum Day
and Outreach Day will be held on March 28th







The theme of the conference, GLOBAL AFRICA,
addresses the location of African expressive arts in
global contexts, encouraging panels, roundtables,
and papers that explore Africa's international and
trans-cultural reach. It also invites panels and pa-
pers that animate "traditional" practices, placing
longstanding forms, techniques, and beliefs within
the historical networks out of which they emerged.
The theme also promotes presentations that ex-
plore the globalization of conceptions of Africa.

This is a call for panel and roundtable proposals.
Proposals, to be submitted via the Triennial web-
site, must include the following:

* Title
* A proposal not to exceed one page describing
the theme and scope of the panel
* A short abstract not to exceed 100 words to be
published in the ACASA Newsletter, the
H-AfrArts website, and the Triennial website
* Potential participants with contact addresses
* Contact information including address, phone,
fax, and e-mail for the panel chair

A list of panels and roundtables will be published in
the ACASA newsletter and posted on the H-AfrArts
and the Triennial websites. The deadline for paper
proposals (to be sent directly to the chairs of pan-
els/roundtables) is SEPT 15, 2006.

Submit panel and roundtables proposal at: htt:
www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/acasa/
Follow the "Panel/Roundtable Submission" link.

For those who do not have web access, please
mail or e-mail the above information to:
Victoria L. Rovine, Program Chair
vrovine(aafrica.ufl.edu
University of Florida
School of Art and Art History
Box 115801
Gainesville, FL 32611-5801
Fax: (352) 392-8453



0 Member and Museum News


Drew's Eritrea Semester

Phil Peek just returned from Eritrea where he was
directing Drew University's new semester- long pro-
gram based there, which focuses on gender and
development. When not busy with administration
and teaching while there, Phil started a project on
contemporary artists in Asmara.
For further information on Drew's Eritrea Semester,
please contact Phil at (973) 408-3383.


Museums After Katrina UPDATE

As a result of the 2005 hurricane season, commu-
nities along the Gulf coast have suffered a tremen-
dous loss of natural and cultural heritage. In light of
this great tragedy, the American museum commu-
nity joined together to support their colleagues.
Check the American Association of Museum's
website for a report on this effort:
http://www.aam-us.or/spl/mhm/index.cfm
While the Museums Helping Museums effort ended
December 2005, contributions are still being
sought.

Southeastern Museums Conference
The SEMC has received over $150,000 in cash
donations to assist museums and museum employ-
ees throughout the gulf coast of the United States
affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. SEMC has
also received many in-kind donations.

For more information on SEMC's Hurricane Katrina
Relief Effort, please contact:
Richard Waterhouse at
Director(,SEMCDirect.net or (404)378-3153.
Website: http://www.semcdirect.net/

Donation Checks should be made payable to
SEMC with Hurricane Katrina Fund noted in the
memo field. The mailing address is SEMC, P.O.
Box 9003, Atlanta, GA 31106.)

AASLH's Historical Resources Recovery Fund
100% of your contribution will go to help preserve
damaged or at risk historical resources in history
organizations in the Hurricane Katrina relief area.
AASLH is currently working to secure matching
grants from foundations to help build the pool of
funds available to help historical Historical Re-
sources. Or you can send a check or money order
to AASLH Historical Resources Recovery Fund,
1717 Church St., Nashville, TN 37203. Also,
AASLH recommends that history organizations
contribute to the AASLH Historical Resources Re-
covery Fund by donating the proceeds of an event,
day of gift shop revenue, or other earned income.

Hurricane Katrina First Reports
AAM will continue to update this page ( http://
www.aam-us.org/aamlatest/news/
HurricaneFirstReports.cfm ) with first reports about
museums in affected areas, but is unable to pro-
vide detailed information about each museum's
ongoing recovery efforts. Some museums have
posted recovery reports on their own websites.
Links are provided to that information. For informa-
tion about Federal/FEMA and other assistance
available to museums, please go to this webpage:
http://www.aamus.orq/aamlatestlnews/
HurricaneRecovervlnfo.cfm








Hurricane Rita First Reports: http://www.aam-
us.org/aamlatest/news/RitaFirstReports.cfm

The International Council of Museums(ICOM) Dis-
aster Relief for Museums Website: htt:
icom.museum/disaster relief/
Through the Disaster Relief for Museums task
force, ICOM has offered to coordinate offers of
assistance from museums and museum profes-
sionals around the world. As information continues
to become available, AAM/ICOM will coordinate
with the ICOM Secretariat to match offers of assis-
tance from museums abroad with needs in the
Gulf Coast region.


Katrina Artists Trust (KAT)
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston has cre-
ated the Katrina Artists Trust (KAT), a grant-making
trust to provide financial support for visual artists in
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama who were af-
fected by Hurricane Katrina. By focusing its support
on the painters, sculptors, and other visual artists
who lived in the regions damaged by the hurricane,
the Museum's KAT program provides a unique
source of revitalization for a community with a long
artistic tradition. By helping artists rebuild their stu-
dios, purchase new materials, and even salvage
damaged works, the Trust's grants will also contrib-
ute to the economic revitalization of the devastated
region, aid these communities in their reconstruc-
tion efforts, and help renew cultural tourism.
"Many artists in the affected areas lost their stu-
dios, tools, artwork, and even the documentation of
their work and their careers. Some lost both their
working and living spaces and some of these art-
ists made a living at jobs that no longer exist,
whether they were teachers, professors, waiters or
carpenters," said Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston Director Marti Mayo. "The Trust will help
renew the lives of these artists and their families,
allowing them to start their livelihood and lives -
over again."

In launching KAT, the Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston has pledged to use the full amount of all
donations for grants to artists; all overhead costs
will be underwritten by the Museum. A formal appli-
cation will be developed and distributed shortly, to
ensure that the process of helping affected artists
proceeds as rapidly as possible. Funds for KAT's
grants will come from arts supporters within the
Houston community, across Texas, and even
around the country. For more information on KAT
and the application process, please visit the Mu-
seum's website at http://www.camh.orq/KAT.html.
The Museum welcomes other organizations as
partners and collaborators in this effort. For further
information, please call (713) 284-8250.


Current Publications


Dan Ge Performance: Masks and Music in
Contemporary Cote d'lvoire.
Daniel B. Reed

Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003. xi +
213 pp. Illustrations, map, notes, bibliography, in-
dex. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 0-2532-1612-5.

Reviewed by Monni Adams, Peabody Museum,
Harvard University, posted on H-AfrArts 8/12/12,
2005

Manipulating the Sacred: Yortibd Art, Ritual,
and Resistance in Brazilian Candombl6
Mikelle S. Omari-Tunkara

Wayne State University Press. 2005 ISBN 0-
8143-2852-0. $29.95 paper. 6" x 9". 208 pages. 82
illustrations
For more information on this title see:
http://wsupress.wayne.edu/africana/
afranthropolocav/omarims/omarib.html


The Journal for African Traditional Studies
(JATS)

The Journal for African Traditional Studies (JATS)
is a scholarly journal devoted to the examination of
issues related to the culture and traditions of Sub-
Saharan Africa and the peoples of African descent.
It aims at encouraging the promotion and analysis
of indigenous African cultures and traditions of the
people. The maiden issue will be published be-
tween now and the fall, 2006, and will be published
bi-annually Spring and Fall, by Onima Institute for
Tradition USA, Inc., a nonprofit corporation whose
vision is the preservation and development of tradi-
tion, traditional institutions, language and ideas
through research and educational activities. A
refereed journal, JATS publishes theoretical and/or
empirical articles or treatises relating to our fo-
cused subjects, culture and traditions of Africa.

Editorial and business correspondence, as well as
inquiries about subscriptions should be addressed
to Onima Institute for Tradition USA, Inc., P. 0. Box
458, Ellenwood, GA 30294. Inquiries about manu-
scripts should be submitted to the following ad-
dress: Ojior@aol.com.








Exhibitions


Schulze Collection Available For Loan

Gary Schulze's collection of African art has been
on display at the Queensborough Community Col-
lege Art Gallery for the past six months and closed
September 30. It has received excellent reviews in
the press including one in the New York Times by
Holland Cotter. The collector is now looking for
other venues. Right now the collection is in storage
at the QCC Art Gallery in Bayside, N.Y. Please
contact Gary Schulze at GSCHULZE@mtahq.org
For further information also contact the QCC Art
Gallery at 718-631-6396 or visit
www.qccartgallery.orq.



Current Exhibitions of the Museum for African
Art, New York

At Arm's Length: The Art of African Puppetry
February 17-April 15, 2006
World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, New
York

Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from
the New Orleans Museum of Art
January 20-April 16, 2006
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

A Congo Chronicle: Patrice Lumumba in Urban Art
February 22-March 18, 2006
Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New
York

Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contempo-
rary South African Art
February 24-May 7, 2006
The Contemporary Museum Honolulu

For more information please contact:
Donna Ghelerter, Curatorial Associate
Museum for African Art
36-01 43rd Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
718 784-7700 ext. 113
d.ghelerter@africanart.org


Menil African Collection

Chance Encounters: The Formation of the de
Menils' African Collection
The Menil Collection, Houston TX
May 25 September 10, 2006
For more information contact:


Kristina Van Dyke
Associate Curator
The Menil Collection
1511 Branard St.
Houston, TX 77006
713.535.3102



Cross-Currents in Recent Video Installation:
Water as Metaphor for Identity

February 9-April 2, 2006
Tisch Gallery, Tufts University Art Gallery
Medford, MA 02155

Cross-Currents presents recent video installations
by four international artists with ties to Africa:
Zwelethu Mthethwa, Ingrid Mwangi-Hutter, Moataz
Nasr, and Berni Searle. In each work, the amor-
phous quality of water is explored as a metaphor
for shifting notions of identity, migration, and mem-
ory-of fluidity and instability, of spiritual rebirth, of
violence, and of traumatic loss of life. Water
conceptually speaks to the invisible currents that
drive the dissolution of familiar categories of race,
nation, and identity, and the dilution and loss of
cultural heritage-all central issues today in con-
temporary post- colonial art and theory.

Cross-Currents is co-curated by Pamela Allara and
Amy Ingrid Schlegel, director of the galleries and
collections at Tufts.

Featured works are:

Zwelethu Mthethwa
(b. 1960, Durban, South Africa; resides Cape
Town, South Africa
Crossings, three-channel digital video projection,
2003/re-mastered 2005

Ingrid Mwangi-Hutter (b. 1975, Nairobi, Kenya; re-
sides Ludwinghafen am Rhein, Germany) Down by
the River, video projection, light object, red soil with
text, 2001

Moataz Nasr (b. 1961, Alexandria, Egypt; resides
Cairo, Egypt)
Crossings, video projection, 2001

Bemi Searle
(b. 1964, Cape Town, South Africa; resides Cape
Town, South Africa
About to Forget, three-channel digital video projec-
tion, 2005







Resistance and Renewal /Kim Berman:
Selected work from 1986 to 2006
February 8 February 28
Slater Concourse, Aidekman Arts Center,Tufts
University
Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 22,
2006

Kim Berman was born in Johannesburg in 1960
and is an EPIIC ('86) and Tufts MFA ('89) alumna.
One of the most respected artists in South Africa,
Ms. Berman's work reflects political and social
issues from pre- and post -Apartheid to the current
AIDS pandemic. Formerly an ANC activist, Ms.
Berman founded three seminal projects for art and
social transformation: Artist Proof Studio (1992),
Paper Prayers Campaign (1996), and Phumani
Paper (2000). Her work has been exhibited
throughout Europe and North America and her
specific work concerned with the Truth and Rec-
onciliation Commission was selected to hang in
the Constitutional Court in South Africa. She is
the recipient of a 2006 EPIIC Distinguished
Alumni Award.

Curated by Pamela Allara, associate professor of
contemporary art at Brandeis University, and Pe-
ter Probst, associate professor of African art and
visual culture at Tufts University.

For further information contact:

Pamela Allara
Fine Arts Department, MS 028
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454
781-736-2668 (phone)
781-736-2672 (fax)
Allara@brandeis.edu


I I I Conferences


Tour of Havana Biennial 2006
From Judith Bettleheim

I am currently negotiating with Global Exchange to
lead a (legal) tour to the upcoming Havana Bien-
nial. We are working on the details of exact dates,
price, etc. This is a tour limited to:
"those whose professions qualify them to go to
Cuba for the Biennial under the general license
(i.e., full time art critics or art teachers/professors),
or who qualify for a specific license as gallery own-
ers."
I am still researching the category of graduate stu-
dents and more details on the general license.
The Biennial runs from March 27-April 27.


I hope our tour will run about.5 days, including a
weekend. We are working on hotel availability and
air reservations (most probably from Cancun) and
total cost. The tour will happen sometime between
March 31-April 9. I will post the specifics as soon
as possible.

PLEASE help me spread the word, as there must
be a minimum amount of interest to make this a go.

Contact:
Judith Bettelheim, PhD
Professor of Art History
Department of Art
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
betheim@sfsu.edu
department phone: 415 338 2176
office phone 415 338 1269
department fax 415 338 6537



Pan-Africanisms: The Work of Diaspora Within
and Without the Academy
April 20-22, 2006

The African American Studies Department at Yale
University invites submissions for a graduate stu-
dent conference that will be held April 20-22, 2006
in New Haven, CT. The conference, Pan-African-
isms: The Work of Diaspora Within and Without the
Academy, will provide a forum for emergent voices
in the field to address the constructions of national-
ism, diaspora, and community that animate the
scholarship and activism of African American Stud-
ies.

Additionally, this conference will engage a dialogue
of commemoration and reflection. Nearly forty
years since the first black studies departments en-
tered the academy, the relevance of their work has
continually been the subject of debate. In the past
year, academic press querying the state of black
studies and its apparent "identity crisis" has con-
cerned exigent questions about what constitutes
and distinguishes African American Studies, as
well as the institutional and theoretical relationships
between the field and other traditional and multidis-
ciplinary departments. The crucial issues imbedded
in the debate about how (and why) to delineate the
field of African American Studies are central con-
cerns of our conference.

Graduate students have been invited to submit pa-
per proposals that explore the particular work of
African American Studies by addressing the histori-
cal, literary, political, and philosophical strands of
Pan-Africanisms. Rather than positing a distinct







ideology, we use the term Pan-Africanisms to refer
to the multiplicity of movements, philosophies, and
scholarly innovations that complicate the bounda-
ries of diasporic study. We encourage papers that
address Pan-Africanisms through themes that in-
clude, but are not limited to: global feminisms, gen-
der and sexuality, grass-roots activism, environ-
mental justice and geopolitical movements, reli-
gious studies, visual culture, performance studies,
literary and filmic criticism, and post-colonial the-
ory. We are also desirous of papers that explore
the theme of Pan-Africanisms as a set of corre-
sponding questions; such as: What are the intellec-
tual traditions of Pan-Africanism? What does Pan-
Africanism mean to a post- (or neo) colonial pre-
sent? What is the methodology of Pan-Africanism
and what is the relationship between its political
projects and the academy? How might Pan African-
ism help us identify the particular contributions of
black studies and the interchange between African
Studies and African American Studies? Similarly,
how might the theme of Pan-Africanism help us
understand the particular convergence and diver-
gence of the key terms diaspora, transnationalism,
and black Atlantic?

Pan-Africanisms Conference
c/o Brandi Hughes
493 College Street
Yale Station
P.O. Box 203388
New Haven, CT 06520-3388
panafricanisms@hotmail.com






C Symposia

Symposium: Africans in New York / 2006!
Columbia University
April 21, 2006

A one-day symposium, open to the public, and co-
sponsored by the Museum for African Art, the Mu-
seum of the City of New York and the Institute of
African Studies at Columbia University, will bring
together scholars and community members to ex-
plore the social and cultural parameters of recent
African migration to the New York metropolitan
area, the constraints and opportunities that shape
the lives of Africans in New York, and the relation-
ships between African immigrants and host popula-
tions. Speakers will address issues of identity in-
cluding class, race, nationality, religion, and ethnic-
ity. The symposium will be structured so that it is a
dialogue between scholars, who may or may not be


members of these communities, and community
leaders and members who will comment on the
papers, thereby providing feedback on the theoreti-
cal assumptions and empirical observations in the
presentations.

The metropolitan New York area now hosts the
second largest concentration of people born in sub-
Saharan Africa who reside in the United States.
More than half of the African-born immigrants
counted in the 2000 census, entered the country
between 1990 and 2000. These immigrants come
from many different countries, cultures, and lan-
guage groups. They are Muslims and Christians,
men and women, old and young, rich and poor,
educated and non-literate. They bring with them a
wide range of skills and work as doctors, nurses,
diplomats, teachers, artists, traders, hair dressers,
taxi drivers, child care workers, chefs, and fashion
designers. They use their skills to support them-
selves as well as relatives in their countries of ori-
gin. They both adapt to their new circumstances
and continue many unique cultural traditions in
fashion, food, language, music, religious obser-
vance and political activism. They contribute in a
myriad of ways to the economic and cultural life of
New York and also to their home communities in
Africa. Using modern technology for travel and
communication, many people live in trans-local
communities.

The papers at the symposium will touch upon these
and other issues. Selected papers will then be pub-
lished in a book that will accompany a 2007 exhibi-
tion on the same topic organized by the Museum
for African Art and presented at the Museum of the
City of New York.

Enid Schildkrout, Ph. D.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology,
Columbia University Chief Curator, Museum for
African Art, New York eschildkrout@africanart.org


- I
&VITMII


Obituaries


Tereba Togola, Director of the Patrimonie Cul-
turel in Mali.

I have learned from Samuel Sidibe the sad news
of the death of Tereba Togola, Director of the
Patrimonie Culturel in Mali. He had been ill for
some time and died Monday, November 6th at the
hospital at Point G; the funeral was today. He was
a kind and helpful presence, and a friend to many
of us working in Mali.

- Susan Vogel







OBITUARY: Artist Katheryne Seep Loughran
By Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, November 11, 2005; Page B07
(Reprinted-edited)

Katheryne Seep Loughran, who possessed a
passion for painting people and promoted cultural
understanding through art in a career spanning
three continents, died of cancer Oct. 31 at her
apartment in Chevy Chase. She was 79.
Mrs. Loughran, a former Washington resident
who lived most recently in Shepherdstown, W.Va.,
and Tequesta, Fla., was known for her portraits,
still lifes and landscapes. Her portrait subjects in-
cluded Pope Paul VI, commissioned for the Em-
bassy to the Holy See in Germany; President
Jimmy Carter for the Union League in Philadelphia;
and other world leaders in embassies around the
world as well as beachcombers in Somalia, and
statesmen in West Germany.
Once, she was asked to capture on canvas the
likeness of a deceased naval officer, which she did
so expertly from photographs and anecdotes that
his friends were amazed, she told the Palm Beach
(Fla.) Post three years ago.
"How did you know he was like that?" they asked.
Mrs. Loughran told the reporter that her faith was
central to her art.
"The whole time I was painting, I was praying for
the Holy Spirit to come out of my right arm," she
said. "I do that a lot. I paint from the inside out."
Mrs. Loughran, whose work has been exhibited in
galleries in Washington and throughout the world,
traveled extensively with her husband, a former
Foreign Service officer and U.S. ambassador to
Somalia. While in Africa, she organized Gambian
women who did batik and tie-dye into a cooperative
and held the first Craftsman's Market in Gambia. It
continues today.
She and her husband used their collection of Afri-
can art to establish the Foundation for Cross-
Cultural Understanding, which developed exhibi-
tions and outreach programs on African culture.
Most notable was "Somalia in Word and Image, a
1983 publication of the Indiana University Press,
and the first exhibition and catalog on the African
country to tour the United States.
In talking about her art as a cultural bridge, she
once said: 'We're all the same. We just have differ-
ent ways of expressing it. Until we begin to under-
stand other ways of believing, we can't get rid of
hatred." Art has been a spiritual journey for Kath-
eryne. She was so inspired by the culture and the
people of East and West Africa that she docu-
mented her experiences in a notebook of drawings
entitled, African Notebook.
Mrs. Loughran, a native of Oil City, Pa., was a
fourth-generation graduate of Georgetown Visita-
tion Preparatory School in 1944. After graduating


from the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, where
she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1948 and
began a career as a commercial illustrator and
model.
While modeling a wedding dress in the late
1940s at John Wanamaker's department store in
Philadelphia, an agent for Christian Dior saw her
and asked her to come to Paris, her husband said.
She modeled for Dior and also did illustrations for
Elle and Paris-Match magazines in Paris.
After marrying in 1950, she lived in Europe and
Africa. Her work has been shown in Washington,
including at the Volta Place Gallery; at the Musee
des Beaux Arts in Paris; and in galleries and muse-
ums and private collections globally including the
Netherlands, Germany, Kenya, Gambia, Senegal
and Somalia. She has been noted as a talented
illustrator and teacher of both children and adults,
teaching art classes in Tequesta.
A Memorial Mass was held at Georgetown Visita-
tion Convent, Saturday, November 5, 2005. Survi-
vors include her husband of 55 years, The Honor-
able John Loughran of Shepherdstown and Te-
questa; three children, Kristyne Bini of Florence,
Lisbeth Loughran of Nairobi and John Michael
Loughran of Montclair, N.J.; four sisters; a brother;
and seven grandchildren Gioia, Emma and Chiara
Bini, Michael, Katheryne and Molly Kramer and
Dwyer Lynn Loughran.

Memorial Contributions:
Memorial contributions in Katheryne Loughran's
name may be made to:

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
1524 35th St. NW
Washington D.C. 20007
- or -
Montgomery Hospice
1355 Piccard Drive
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
-or-
Lighthouse Center for the Arts
373 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469














Katheryne Seep Loughran








Employment Opportunities


Ohio University, Athens Assistant Professor,
African Art History/Visual Culture

Ohio University, School of Art, invites applications
for a tenure-track appointment as African Art His-
tory, Assistant Professor beginning Fall Quarter
2006. Appointment shared between the School of
Art and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts. Ohio
University is a federally-funded Title VI National
Resource Center for African studies.

Qualifications: Ph.D. is required by Sept. 2006. Evi-
dence of publishing and teaching.

Responsibilities: Teach in area of specialization;
advising; direct theses and dissertations; commit-
tee service; research, publishing. Develop graduate
specialties in African Arts.

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2006.
Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. Prospective candidates should send dossier
(letter of application, CV, a statement of research
interests and teaching philosophy, copies of all
transcripts, three letters of recommendation, sam-
ple syllabi and other teaching materials, disserta-
tion abstract, and samples of publications and/or
writing) to: Professor Thomas Patin, Chair, African
Art History Search Committee, School of Art, Seig-
fred Hall 528, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701.
Electronic submission encouraged
(patin@ohio.edu). We will attend CAA in February,
2006. AA/EOE. Qualified International candidates
are encouraged to apply.
http://www.h-net.orq/iobs/display iob.php?
ioblD=29886

Contact Info:
Professor Thomas Patin
Chair, African Art History Search Committee,
School of Art
Seigfred Hall 528
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: (740) 593-4288
Fax: (740) 593-0457
Email: patin@ohio.edu
Website: http://www.ohiou.edu/art


Cleveland Museum of Art Curatorial Assistant
Position

The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks a candidate to
provide administrative and research support in the
departments of Ancient American and African art.
Basic duties include organizational assistance with
special exhibitions; arranging curatorial travel; fol-
lowing routine procedures for object acquisition,
photography, loan, etc.; creating and maintaining
databases; responding to public inquiries, verbally
and in writing; creating PowerPoint and other im-
age-based presentations; supervising volunteers
and interns; and filing, scheduling meetings, and
other clerical tasks. Involvement in advanced du-
ties depends upon the candidate's training and ap-
titude and could include collection research; partici-
pation in collection re-installation, including writing
gallery texts; training docents; delivering gallery
talks; and collection-related travel. Required are
detail orientation, thoroughness, and organization;
the ability to work both independently and as part
of a team; good writing skills; and friendliness, con-
fidence, and diplomacy in interacting with others.
Also necessary are two years of administrative ex-
perience and excellent computer skills, including
knowledge of word processing and database soft-
ware. Preferred is art historical training, if possible
in Africa or the Americas, as well as reading ability
in Spanish or French. Please email a letter of inter-
est and resume to: resume@clevelandart.orq or
mail to: Human Resources (CA), The Cleveland
Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio
44106. No phone calls please. EOE/M/F/D/V


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im Travel & Study Abroad


Drew in West Africa: Mali

Drew in West Africa returns to Mali this coming
summer. Jerry Vogel will continue to bring his ex-
pertise to our trip which will run from July 10 to Au-
gust 5, 2006.

Program highlights include the extraordinary arts
and architecture of the ancient centers of Jenne
and Timbuctu with their spectacular mosques and
historical buildings, the exceptional Dogon villages,
Niger River towns such as Mopti, the Bamana cen-
ters of Segou and San, and the exciting capital of
Bamako. Students will hear lectures from Malian
experts, talk with local elders and artists, and ob-
serve masqueraders and musicians, textile weav-
ers and dyers, carvers, potters, metal smiths and
casters.

Program cost: $5250 which includes roundtrip
airfare New York Bamako, lodging, in-country
transportation by Land Rovers, and 8 credit hours
tuition.
Application deadline: April 1, 2006.
For further information and application forms:
Drew in West Africa
Office of International and Off-Campus Programs
Drew University, Madison, NJ 07940;
intlprog@drew.edu
or Phil Peek, (973) 408-3383; ppeek@drew.edu.


MSU Study Abroad Summer Program in South
Africa

Announcing an opportunity for those interested in
art, history, cultural heritage, and museum studies
dele jegede AND an overseas learning experience!...Michigan
Dancer State University is offering a Summer Study
Abroad program in South Africa from May 26 -
June 24 2006.

"Cultural Heritage of the New South Africa"
Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg/Pretoria
May 26-June 24, 2006

South Africa has a history of expressive culture
dating from some of the world's first examples of
rock art to today's art that reflects the complexities
of a multi-cultural society undergoing tremendous
transformations. Before the end of apartheid and
the establishment of a new government in 1994,
much of the nation's art, music, history, and culture
were little known to the rest of the world. Through
this study abroad program, participants will not only
have an opportunity to be introduced directly to the







historicarforms of cultural heritage unique to this
region but also to critically assess the social, ra-
cial, religious, political, and cultural factors that
have impacted both these expressions and the
institutions charged with preserving and present-
ing culture.

Sponsored by the Department of Art and Art His-
tory, the Museum Studies Program, Integrative
Studies in Arts and Humanities in the College of
Arts and Letters and the Michigan State Univer-
sity Museum.
Arranged through the Office of Study Abroad
(OSA)

More detailed information about this offering can
be found at http://studyabroad.msu.edu/
programs/safricaculher.html and information
about the application procedures and acceptance
process can be found on the OSA website (htt=:/
studyabroad.msu.edu).
Applications are due March 1, 2006 for the 2006
summer program.

Marsha MacDowell, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Art and Art History Cu-
rator, Michigan State University Museum Core
Faculty Member, Museum Studies Program.


Crossing Cultures Program in Senegal

Intercultural Dimensions, Inc. (ID) offers volun-
teer opportunities to professionals and students
worldwide in computer literacy, language, educa-
tion, and the arts in its Crossing Cultures Pro-
gram in Senegal, West Africa. ID welcomes
those who want experience dealing with medical
problems in rural and urban Senegal. The pro-
gram offers a fine opportunity to people in and
out of academia to live with Senegalese families
while expanding their knowledge and profes-
sional abilities. The Crossing Cultures group led
by two former Peace Corps Volunteers is small,
no more than four participants, which enables the
leaders to customize the program to the interests
of each participant.
Dates: June 26 to July 11.
For further information, please contact:
Janet L. Ghattas, General Director
Intercultural Dimensions, Inc.
PO Box 391437
Cambridge MA 02139
Voice: (617) 864-8442
E-mail: janet.ghattas@gmail.com
www.interculturaldimensions.org
Intercultural Dimensions, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501
(C)(3) educational organization


Media and Internet
Resources


Portland Museum of African Culture-
Educational DVDs

The Museum of African Culture (previously known
as the Museum of African Tribal Art) in Portland,
Maine, the museum has DVDs and educational
documentaries on traditional masquerades per-
formances; interviews of traditional healer practitio-
ners "Umu-dibia" of the Nigerian Igbo culture; "The
spirit mask of the Igbo"; and "The Ogene clash."

The Museum of African Culture is the only museum
in New England devoted exclusively to Sub-
Saharan African arts. The collection is supported
by displays of audio and video footage of ceremo-
nies and festivals from Africa.

For more information visit our website:
http://www.tribalartmuseum.com

Museum of African Culture
122 Spring Street #1
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 871-7188



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Updated Addresses:

Hilary Scothorn
13351-D riverside Drive #154
Sherman Oaks,CA 91413

Laurel Aguilar
The University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1HT
UK
laurel.aguilar@ed.ac.uk
0131-650-2240


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ACASA

The Fourteenth Triennial Symposium on African Art
Gainesville, Florida
March 28- April 1, 2007


Ritual Axe,
Yoruba people, Owo, Nigeria
Late 19 century
Wood, iron, pigment 20 x 2 9/16 x 11 3/16 in.
Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Rod McGalliard

Visit the
14th ACASA Triennial Symposium website
at: www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/acasa/








Triennial Fundraising Form


LACASA


w The Arts Council of the African Studies Association

The Fourteenth Triennial Symposium on African Art
Gainesville, Florida 2007



I /We Pledge

$25 $50 $100 $250 Other
for the 14th Triennial Symposium Fund for
Visiting African Scholars and Graduate Students

$25 $50 $100 __ $250 Other
for the ACASA Endowment Fund for Long-Range Planning and Programs

My/Our Check for a total contribution of $___ made out to ACASA is enclosed.


Name(s)


Please send to ACASA Alice Burmeister
Winthrop University
140 Mc. Laurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733


Secretary-Treasurer:









Voluntary Contributions Form


The Arts Council of the African Studies Association



OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE TO ACASA



Your contributions to ACASA special funds may be made with annual membership renewal or
at other times throughout the year. Please complete this form and send it with your contribution
to either or both of the following ACASA funds:


Sponsorship to mail ACASA Newsletters to courtesy members in
Africa and the Caribbean
(A $10 sponsorship will cover mailings for one year to one courtesy member.)

Individuals) or institutions) I want to sponsor


Sieber Memorial Fund (Dissertation Award at Triennial Symposium)


PAYMENT:

Check or International Money Order payable to ACASA
(NOTE: Checks must be in US Dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank)

Credit Card: Transactions are processed through PayPal**, a secure third
party credit processor.

**If you wish to pay by credit card, you must either have a PayPal account, or create a
new account (takes approximately two minutes). Upon receipt of your renewal form, you
will receive an email from ACASA with instructions on this quick process.
** If you have difficulty with PayPal, please contact PayPal at 888-221-1161.**
Other questions may be directed to the ACASA Secretary-Treasurer.


Mail form with Davment to:


Alice Burmeister, ACASA Secretary/Treasurer
Winthrop University
140 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733


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IMembership Renewal Form


THE ARTS COUNCIL OF THE AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Today's Date:
Calendar year for which membership is sought: 200_ (*Please Note: Membership runs January 1 December 31)
$20.00 Special Member (student, unemployed, retired)
$50.00 Regular Member Send Payment & completed Membership Form to:
$75.00 Institutional Member Alice Burmeister, ACASA Secretary/Treasurer
ACASA members living in Africa & the Caribbean Winthrop University
are not required to pay membership dues but MUST send 140 McLaurin Hall
completed membership forms to the Secretary/Treasurer. Rock Hill, SC 29733
(803)323-2656
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION: email: burmeister@winthrop.edu
ACASA Endowment
Sieber Memorial Fund (Dissertation award presented at the Triennial Symposium)
Symposium Fund (Travel assistance for African scholars and graduate students)
Sponsorship to mail ACASA Newsletters to courtesy members in Africa and the
Caribbean ($10.00 per sponsorship)
PAYMENT:

Check or International Money Order (checks must be in US Dollars and drawn on a U.S. Bank), payable to ACASA)

_ Credit Card: Transactions are processed through PayPal, a secure third party credit processor.

NOTE: If you wish to pay by credit card, you must either have a PayPal account, or create a new
account (takes approximately two minutes). Upon receipt of your renewal form, you will receive an email
from ACASA with instructions on this quick process.
** If you have difficulty with PayPal, please contact PayPal at 888-221-1161.**
Other questions may be directed to the ACASA Secretary-Treasurer.

MAILING ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBERS for Directory and Receipt of Newsletter:


Has your contact information changed?


Name:
Affiliation:
Address:


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City: State: Zip: Country:
Home Phone: Work Phone: Fax:


Email:


Web site:


Additional Information (please circle all that apply, or add new option):


Education (highest degree):


BA MA MFA PhD Other:


Specialization: Anthropology Art History Ethnomusicology Other:


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Other:


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Ethnic or Country Focus:

Topics of Interest (e.g.: gender studies, performance, textiles, divination ....)


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About ACASA

The Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) was established in 1982 as an
independent non-profit professional association affiliated with the African Studies Association
(ASA) in the United States. The organization exists to facilitate communication among schol-
ars, teachers, artists, museum specialists and all others interested in the arts of Africa and
the African Diaspora. Its goals are to promote greater understanding of African material and
expressive culture in all its many forms, and to encourage contact and collaboration with Afri-
can and Diaspora artists and scholars.

As an ASA-sponsored association, ACASA recommends panels for inclusion in the ASA an-
nual meeting program on such wide ranging topics as the interpretation of meanings in Afri-
can art, agency and performance, connoisseurship and aesthetics, the ethics of field collect-
ing and research, the illicit trade in antiquities, museum exhibition strategies, the use of archi-
val sources, as well as issues concerning various historical and contemporary artists and ar-
tistic traditions.

ACASA's annual business meeting is held during the ASA meeting each fall. ACASA is also
an affiliated society of the College Art Association, and meets on an ad hoc basis at its an-
nual conference.

ACASA hosts a Triennial Symposium featuring a rich program of panels and cultural activi-
ties, workshops for museum professionals. A Leadership Award for exemplary and intellec-
tual excellence and two Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Awards in recognition of books
of original scholarship and excellence in visual presentation are bestowed at each sympo-
sium.

ACASA members receive three newsletters yearly featuring news about upcoming confer-
ences, exhibitions, research and opportunities for scholars. An annual directory is included in
the Spring-Summer issue. For more information, please contact:
Susan Cooksey
Newsletter Editor
Ham Museum of Art
P.O. Box 112700
Gainesville, FL 32611-2700
Email: secook@ufl.edu


ACASA Back Issues

We have received several letters asking about ordering back issues of ACASA.
Back issues are available for $5.00 and can be obtained by sending a request to:

Alice Burmeister
ACASA Secretary Treasurer
Winthrop University
140 Mc Laurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
(803) 323-2656
burmeister@winthrop.edu










Editor: ACASA Newsletter
(Attn: S. Cooksey)
University of Florida
Harn Museum of Art
P.O. Box 112700
Gainesville, FL 32611-2700




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