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Accession 12-375

National Museum of African Art. Curatorial

Exhibition Records, 1981-2011

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art. Curatorial
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1981-2011
Quantity: 17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 12-375
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic format. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Traditional Costumery and Jewelry in Africa;" "Traditional Costumes and Jewelry of Egypt;" "Life . . . Afterlife: African Funerary Sculpture;" "The Stranger Among Us;" "African Emblems of Status;" "From the Earth: African Ceramic Art;" "African Islam;" "African Mankala;" "Patterns and Forms;" "Praise Poems: The Katherine White Collection;" "African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme;" "History, Context and Materials: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the National Museum of African Art;" "The Rising of a New Moon: A Century of Tabwa Art;" "A Human Ideal in African Art: Bamana Figurative Sculpture;" "Patterns of Life: West African Strip-Weaving Traditions;" "African Art in the Cycle of Life;" "Objects of Use;" "The Permanent Collection of the National Museum of African Art;" "Images of Power and Identity;" "Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa, 1902-1915;" "Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire;" "Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning;" "Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp;" "Gold of Africa: Jewelry and Ornaments from Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal;" "Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments;" "The Essential Gourd;" "Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa;" "Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought;" "African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire;" "Africa Illustrated: Fantasy and Reality before 1900;" "Art of the Personal Object;" "Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa;" "Between Man and the Gods: Sacrifice and Ceremony on a Cast Metal Ring;" "New Dimensions: Selections from the Contemporary Collection;" "Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast;" "Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout;" "Asen: Iron Altars from Ouidah, Republic of Benin;" "Face of the Spirits: Masks from the Zaire Basin;" "Beaded Splendor;" "Mohammad Omer Khalil, Etchings; Amir I. M. Nour, Sculpture;" "Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa;" "The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C.;" "The Ancient West African City of Benin, A.D. 1300-1897;" "Art from the Forge: Tuareg Metalwork;" "Three Explorations: Yoruba, 'Temne,' and Baga;" "Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head;" "Ceramic Gestures: New Vessels by Magdalene Odundo;" "Adire: Resist-Dyed Cloths of the Yoruba;" "Treasures from Tervuren: Selections from the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa;" "The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group;" "Gifts to the National Collection of African Art;" "A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo;" "Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings;" "African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain;" "Baule: African Art/Western Eyes;" "Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear;" "Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity;" "A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s;" "The Artistry of African Currency;" "Transatlantic Dialogue: Contemporary Art In and Out of Africa;" "Audible Artworks: Selected African Musical Instruments;" "Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures;" "Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt;" "In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon;" "Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation;" "Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals;" "The Last Supper Revisited;" "Gifts and Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar;" "A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Lawrence Gussman Collection;" "Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora;" "The Fabric of Moroccan Life;" "InSights;" "Playful Performers;" "Treasures;" "TEXTures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art;" "Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art;" "African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;" "BIG/small;" "Body of Evidence;" "Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art;" "First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection;" "African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection;" "Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art;" "Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries;" "The Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World;" "El Anatsui: Gawu;" "Treasures 2008;" "Treasures II;" "TxtStyles/Fashioning Identity;" "Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection;" "Artists in Dialogue: Antonio Ole and Aime Mpane;" "Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diasporas;" "Artful Animals;" "African Vision: Disney-Tishman Highlights;" "Yinka Shonibare MBE;" "The Healing Power of Art: Works of Art by Haitian Children after the Earthquake;" "Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art;" "Paul Emmanuel: Transitions;" and "A Brave New World."

Descriptive Entry

This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic format.

Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Traditional Costumery and Jewelry in Africa;" "Traditional Costumes and Jewelry of Egypt;" "Life Afterlife: African Funerary Sculpture;" "The Stranger Among Us;" "African Emblems of Status;" "From the Earth: African Ceramic Art;" "African Islam;" "African Mankala;" "Patterns and Forms;" "Praise Poems: The Katherine White Collection;" "African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme;" "History, Context and Materials: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the National Museum of African Art;" "The Rising of a New Moon: A Century of Tabwa Art;" "A Human Ideal in African Art: Bamana Figurative Sculpture;" "Patterns of Life: West African Strip-Weaving Traditions;" "African Art in the Cycle of Life;" "Objects of Use;" "The Permanent Collection of the National Museum of African Art;" "Images of Power and Identity;" "Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa, 1902-1915;" "Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire;" "Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning;" "Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp;" "Gold of Africa: Jewelry and Ornaments from Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal;" "Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments;" "The Essential Gourd;" "Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa;" "Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought;" "African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire;" "Africa Illustrated: Fantasy and Reality before 1900;" "Art of the Personal Object;" "Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa;" "Between Man and the Gods: Sacrifice and Ceremony on a Cast Metal Ring;" "New Dimensions: Selections from the Contemporary Collection;" "Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast;" "Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout;" "Asen: Iron Altars from Ouidah, Republic of Benin;" "Face of the Spirits: Masks from the Zaire Basin;" "Beaded Splendor;" "Mohammad Omer Khalil, Etchings; Amir I. M. Nour, Sculpture;" "Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa;" "The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C.;" "The Ancient West African City of Benin, A.D. 1300-1897;" "Art from the Forge: Tuareg Metalwork;" "Three Explorations: Yoruba, 'Temne,' and Baga;" "Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head;" "Ceramic Gestures: New Vessels by Magdalene Odundo;" "Adire: Resist-Dyed Cloths of the Yoruba;" "Treasures from Tervuren: Selections from the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa;" "The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group;" "Gifts to the National Collection of African Art;" "A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo;" "Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings;" "African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain;" "Baule: African Art/Western Eyes;" "Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear;" "Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity;" "A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s;" "The Artistry of African Currency;" "Transatlantic Dialogue: Contemporary Art In and Out of Africa;" "Audible Artworks: Selected African Musical Instruments;" "Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures;" "Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt;" "In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon;" "Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation;" "Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals;" "The Last Supper Revisited;" "Gifts and Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar;" "A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Lawrence Gussman Collection;" "Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora;" "The Fabric of Moroccan Life;" "InSights;" "Playful Performers;" "Treasures;" "TEXTures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art;" "Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art;" "African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;" "BIG/small;" "Body of Evidence;" "Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art;" "First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection;" "African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection;" "Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art;" "Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries;" "The Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World;" "El Anatsui: Gawu;" "Treasures 2008;" "Treasures II;" "TxtStyles/Fashioning Identity;" "Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection;" "Artists in Dialogue: Antonio Ole and Aime Mpane;" "Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diasporas;" "Artful Animals;" "African Vision: Disney-Tishman Highlights;" "Yinka Shonibare MBE;" "The Healing Power of Art: Works of Art by Haitian Children after the Earthquake;" "Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art;" "Paul Emmanuel: Transitions;" and "A Brave New World."

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-375, National Museum of African Art. Curatorial, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Closed Exhibitions

"Traditional Costumery and Jewelry in Africa" and "Traditional Costumes and Jewelry of Egypt," 1981

Notes, exhibit text, insurance values

Box 1 of 17

"Life Afterlife: African Funerary Sculpture," 1981-1982

Object texts/labels; budget; loans; schedule of programs; exhibit outline

Box 1 of 17

"The Stranger Among Us," 1982

Exhibition proposal/exhibit texts; loan receipts/lists/requests; object pictures/labels; background research

Box 1 of 17

Object pictures/labels; publicity

Box 1 of 17

"African Emblems of Status," 1982-1983

Part I - Achievement; Part II - Status (A-C)

Box 1 of 17

Part II - Status (C-D)

Box 1 of 17

"From the Earth: African Ceramic Art," 1982-1983

Exhibition agreement; American Museum of Natural History; Arnett; Bresler; Hersey; Hirshhorn; Jacobs; Metropolitan Museum of Art; NMAfA Gift Shop; National Museum of Natural History; Nooter; Salan; University Museum, University of Pennsylvania; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Wright; object photocopies

Box 1 of 17

Borrowed object list; object pictures/exhibit texts/labels; miscellaneous

Box 1 of 17

"African Islam," 1983-1984

Lists; object labels/captions; loan requests, invoices, agreements, etc./photograph requests; miscellaneous

Box 1 of 17

"African Mankala," 1984

Checklist

Box 1 of 17

"Patterns and Forms (Works from the Permanent Collection)," 1984

Exhibit plans; object labels/photographs; docent tour notes; miscellaneous (including press, bibliography)

Box 1 of 17

"Praise Poems: The Katherine White Collection (Pan-African Art Exhibition)," 1984-1985

Checklists; object photographs/labels/texts; correspondence; publicity/press

Box 1 of 17

"African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme," 1985

Paris - Press clippings

Box 1 of 17

Paris

Box 1 of 17

Paris - Labels

Box 1 of 17

"History, Context and Materials: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the National Museum of African Art," 1985-1986

Exhibit texts (including for docents); memoranda/correspondence re: objects, loans; object pictures/labels/lists; docent training information; publicity/press (2 folders)

Box 1 of 17

"The Rising of a New Moon: A Century of Tabwa Art," 1986

Correspondence with University of Michigan Museum of Art; object photographs/identifications; object labels/texts

Box 1 of 17

Memoranda/correspondence; brochure information; background research; teacher's guide; photocopied pictures; production schedule; visitor comments; publicity/press

Box 1 of 17

"A Human Ideal in African Art: Bamana Figurative Sculpture," 1986

Exhibit texts; lender list; budget; curriculum vitae (Ezra; McNaughton); object photographs

Box 1 of 17

Box 2

"Patterns of Life: West African Strip-Weaving Traditions," 1987-1988

Object labels; de-installation notes; exhibit plans

Box 2 of 17

"African Art in the Cycle of Life," 1987-1988

Polaroid photographs; object labels; proposal; insurance values

Box 2 of 17

"Objects of Use," 1987-1988

Memoranda/correspondence; object labels

Box 2 of 17

"The Permanent Collection of the National Museum of African Art" (title changed to "Images of Power and Identity" in 1992), 1987-2004

Object photos/lists

Box 2 of 17

Object labels (4 folders)

Box 2 of 17

"Images from Bamum: German Colonial Photography at the Court of King Njoya, Cameroon, West Africa, 1902-1915," 1988

Memoranda/correspondence; exhibit plans; slide show script/presentation; publicity/press; object list; object photographs/labels

Box 2 of 17

"Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire," 1988

Review; exhibit texts/labels; object photographs

Box 2 of 17

Object photographs (2 folders)

Box 2 of 17

Labels

Box 2 of 17

Correspondence and memoranda

Box 2 of 17

"Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning," 1988-1989

Exhibit text; installation photographs

Box 2 of 17

"Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp," 1988-1989

Exhibit text

Box 2 of 17

"Gold of Africa: Jewelry and Ornaments from Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Senegal," 1989

Object list; object photographs

Box 2 of 17

Box 3

"Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments," 1989

Object photographs/identifications (3 folders)

Box 3 of 17

Memoranda/correspondence re: loans/mounts/conservation/etc.; checklists

Box 3 of 17

Checklists; memoranda/correspondence

Box 3 of 17

Exhibit plans; object photographs; exhibit texts; publicity/press; miscellaneous; lender file

Box 3 of 17

"The Essential Gourd," 1989-1990

"Exhibition Book"

Box 3 of 17

Publicity/press; exhibition agreement; memoranda/miscellaneous information/correspondence; inventory/loan lists; exhibit texts

Box 3 of 17

"Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa," 1989-1990

Object photographs/identifications/lists (2 folders)

Box 3 of 17

Object photographs/identifications/lists; slides

Box 3 of 17

"Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought," 1990

Exhibit plans; price list; correspondence (re: loans, book, exhibit, etc.); information on tours, etc.; exhibition agreement; checklists/object lists; video notes; pictures/object information/labels

Box 3 of 17

Box 4

Exhibit texts/object labels/maps

Box 4 of 17

Publicity/press; praise; miscellaneous (including photos)

Box 4 of 17

Object photographs/notes (2 folders)

Box 4 of 17

"African Reflections: Art from Northeastern Zaire," 1991-1992

Preview invitation

Box 4 of 17

"Africa Illustrated: Fantasy and Reality before 1900," 1991

Exhibit texts/photographs/lists

Box 4 of 17

Visitor comments/questions; labels/texts; memoranda/correspondence; background research; pictures/identifications; publicity/press

Box 4 of 17

Labels/texts

Box 4 of 17

Exhibition brochure/labels; news clipping

Box 4 of 17

"Art of the Personal Object," 1991

Exhibit text

Box 4 of 17

"Purpose and Perfection: Pottery as a Woman's Art in Central Africa," 1992-1998

Exhibition proposal; exhibit text/object photographs/lists

Box 4 of 17

Texts/photographs/lists

Box 4 of 17

"Between Man and the Gods: Sacrifice and Ceremony on a Cast Metal Ring," 1992

Exhibit plans; memoranda; didactics; correspondence; background research; negatives; pictures

Box 4 of 17

Pictures/texts/slides; memoranda; purchase recommendation; exhibit plans; pictures/photographs

Box 4 of 17

"New Dimensions: Selections from the Contemporary Collection," 1992

Recent Acquisitions/New Dimensions

Box 4 of 17

"Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast," 1992-1993

Correspondence/memoranda/loan information; object checklists; references

Box 4 of 17

Box 5

Labels

Box 5 of 17

Public Comments

Box 5 of 17

Cloth of the Great Handout

Box 5 of 17

"Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout," 1993-1994

Object lists with pictures; object photographs/texts

Box 5 of 17

Object photographs/texts

Box 5 of 17

"Asen: Iron Altars from Ouidah, Republic of Benin," 1993-1994

Object labels; exhibit texts; publicity/press; visitor comments; objects/lists; background research; photographs/pictures; memoranda/correspondence

Box 5 of 17

"Face of the Spirits: Masks from the Zaire Basin," 1994

Schedules; correspondence/comments; event announcements; publicity/press

Box 5 of 17

"Beaded Splendor," 1994

Labels; object list; schedule; correspondence (including loans)/memoranda; object pictures/identifications; exhibit outlines; miscellaneous

Box 5 of 17

"Mohammad Omer Khalil, Etchings; Amir I. M. Nour, Sculpture," 1994-1995

Press release

Box 5 of 17

"Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa," 1995

Venue list; exhibit plans; cartography/linguistic background of Nubia; object pictures/labels

Box 5 of 17

Object pictures/labels

Box 5 of 17

Photographs/labels; exhibit texts/bibliographies; education materials; publicity/press

Box 5 of 17

Background research; Polaroid photographs

Box 5 of 17

"The Ancient Nubian City of Kerma, 2500-1500 B.C.," 1995-2004

Object lists/miscellaneous lists; correspondence with Museum of Fine Arts (Boston); publicity/press; exhibition agreement; exhibition texts/labels/photographs

Box 5 of 17

Object photographs

Box 5 of 17

Background research; exhibit plans; photographs, etc.; loan information; education materials (including docent training and tours)

Box 5 of 17

Box 6

"The Ancient West African City of Benin, A.D. 1300-1897," 1995-2004

Correspondence, exhibit text, research

Box 6 of 17

"Art from the Forge: Tuareg Metalwork," 1995-1996

Conservation Reports - Individual

Box 6 of 17

Correspondence

Box 6 of 17

Textiles - Arkilla jenngo

Box 6 of 17

Information sheets

Box 6 of 17

Kerr invoice

Box 6 of 17

Maps

Box 6 of 17

Material list - Kerr pieces

Box 6 of 17

Photographs from NMAfA Archives

Box 6 of 17

Purchase recommendation

Box 6 of 17

Tuareg scholars

Box 6 of 17

Conservation report - Summary

Box 6 of 17

Tuareg collections

Box 6 of 17

Collection from R. Kerr information

Box 6 of 17

Notes - Outside scholars

Box 6 of 17

Tuareg exhibitions

Box 6 of 17

Labels

Box 6 of 17

Miscellaneous

Box 6 of 17

"Three Explorations: Yoruba, 'Temne,' and Baga," 1995-1996

Exhibition texts (labels?); correspondence; bibliographies; background research

Box 6 of 17

Purchase recommendation; exhibit plans; photographs/pictures

Box 6 of 17

Baga labels

Box 6 of 17

Baga exhibition

Box 6 of 17

Map exploration, Baga

Box 6 of 17

Baga - Conservation

Box 6 of 17

Audience comments

Box 6 of 17

"Crowning Achievements: African Arts of Dressing the Head," 1996

Object pictures/identifications (for Galleries 1-10B)

Box 6 of 17

Conservation memorandum; background research (including annotated bibliography, list); object photographs/identifications

Box 6 of 17

Object photographs/identifications; photographs added by NMAfA

Box 6 of 17

"Ceramic Gestures: New Vessels by Magdalene Odundo," 1996-1997

Slides; catalogue (including list and labels); exhibition texts; receipt for video

Box 6 of 17

University of California, Santa Barbara

Box 6 of 17

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara

Box 6 of 17

"Adire: Resist-Dyed Cloths of the Yoruba," 1997

Press; proposal; label copy with photographs; images

Box 6 of 17

"Treasures from Tervuren: Selections from the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa," 1997

Publicity/press; notes/memoranda/correspondence/travel arrangements; background research; exhibit plans

Box 6 of 17

Exhibition agreement; education materials; guest list; handwritten notes/visitor comments; slides/slide notes; object lists; timeline; exhibition texts; Tervuren booklet

Box 6 of 17

Box 7

Photographs/photograph labels; object labels; budget information; exhibition notes; correspondence/memoranda; miscellaneous (including pamphlets from other museums)

Box 7 of 17

"The Poetics of Line: Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group," 1997-1998

Labels, brochure

Box 7 of 17

Loan forms

Box 7 of 17

Notes

Box 7 of 17

"Gifts to the National Collection of African Art," 1997-1998

Labels

Box 7 of 17

"A Spiral of History: A Carved Tusk from the Loango Coast, Congo," 1998

Research/wall/brochure text

Box 7 of 17

Photos

Box 7 of 17

Kongo Ivories

Box 7 of 17

Kongo ivory tusk - Loango Coast

Box 7 of 17

"Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings," 1998

Preview invitation

Box 7 of 17

"African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain," 1998

Object photographs/slides; labels; loan information; correspondence; exhibit plans; background research; publicity

Box 7 of 17

Correspondence

Box 7 of 17

"Baule: African Art/Western Eyes," 1999

Checklists; exhibit plans; correspondence; object photographs/identifications/background

Box 7 of 17

Object photographs/identifications/background

Box 7 of 17

Design/layout; lists; label copy; schedule; correspondence; memoranda; exhibition contract; exhibit folder

Box 7 of 17

Baule miscellaneous

Box 7 of 17

"Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear," 1999

Object labels/photographs; detail report; schedule; photograph list; educational activities; exhibit plans; correspondence re: slides/prints

Box 7 of 17

"Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity," 1999-2000

Labels

Box 7 of 17

Object photographs/identifications

Box 7 of 17

Box 8

Object photographs/identifications (4 folders)

Box 8 of 17

Object photographs/identifications; publicity/press

Box 8 of 17

Newark Museum packet; Newark Museum correspondence/lists/texts/programs; exhibit text draft; lists; activity/community room notes; memoranda/correspondence; exhibit texts; exhibit plans

Box 8 of 17

Exhibit labels/texts; activity room texts; photocopied pictures; miscellaneous (including correspondence, eBay printouts, etc.)

Box 8 of 17

"A Concrete Vision: Oshogbo Art in the 1960s," 2000

Box 8 of 17

Object labels; texts; object identifications/photographs

Box 8 of 17

Susanne Wenger photographs; lists; notes on meetings; correspondence; conservation; education program script; exhibit plans; publicity; background research

Box 8 of 17

Oshogbo notebook

Box 8 of 17

Correspondence; loan documents; object lists

Box 8 of 17

Layout; text; research

Box 8 of 17

"The Artistry of African Currency," 2000

Box 8 of 17

Panel illustrations/text; handling/installation instructions; crate information; correspondence

Box 8 of 17

Box 9

Money: Maps

Box 9 of 17

Money: Photographs

Box 9 of 17

Money: Lenders

Box 9 of 17

Money: Objects in Exhibition

Box 9 of 17

Money: Didactics

Box 9 of 17

Money: Brochure

Box 9 of 17

Money: Bibliography

Box 9 of 17

Money: Research Towards (2 folders)

Box 9 of 17

Lists, etc.

Box 9 of 17

"Transatlantic Dialogue: Contemporary Art In and Out of Africa," 2000

Box 9 of 17

Object labels/photos

Box 9 of 17

Comment sheets; lists

Box 9 of 17

Detail report; exhibit plans; checklists; exhibition contract; press release; photographer order form; notes on meetings; schedule; correspondence; miscellaneous

Box 9 of 17

"Audible Artworks: Selected African Musical Instruments," 2000-2001

Box 9 of 17

Object labels/list/photographs; borrowing/loan agreements; notes on meetings; object list; schedule; publicity

Box 9 of 17

"Identity of the Sacred: Two Nigerian Shrine Figures," 2000-2001

Box 9 of 17

Visitor comment sheets; correspondence; layout; text; miscellaneous

Box 9 of 17

"Chant Avedissian: A Contemporary Artist of Egypt," 2000-2001

Box 9 of 17

Press release, press (including article re: "Encounters with the Contemporary")

Box 9 of 17

"In the Presence of Spirits: African Art from the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon," 2001

Box 9 of 17

Object list; object labels/photographs

Box 9 of 17

Object labels/photographs

Box 9 of 17

Object labels/photographs; exhibit guide/layout; family guide; exhibition contract; gift agreement; proposal; miscellaneous (including Museum for African Art information, publicity)

Box 9 of 17

"Making the Grade: Arts of Initiation," 2001-2002

Box 9 of 17

Texts; plans; objects; research; miscellaneous

Box 9 of 17

"Spectacular Display: The Art of Nkanu Initiation Rituals," 2001-2002

Box 9 of 17

Press/publicity; object lists; conservation notes; layout; pictures of objects; correspondence; text

Box 9 of 17

"The Last Supper Revisited," 2002

Box 9 of 17

Stanford University Alumni Expedition packet

Box 9 of 17

"Gifts and Blessings: The Textile Arts of Madagascar," 2002

Box 9 of 17

Information on Field Museum visit; exhibit proposal; photographs

Box 9 of 17

Box 10

Contents of Master Book (2 folders)

Box 10 of 17

Research (2 folders)

Box 10 of 17

Texts

Box 10 of 17

Press coverage/web

Box 10 of 17

Honorarium documents; book correspondence

Box 10 of 17

Image loans

Box 10 of 17

Object loans (2 folders)

Box 10 of 17

Research, reports, object lists, memoranda

Box 10 of 17

Textile Images (color scans)

Box 10 of 17

Receipts

Box 10 of 17

Madagascar hard copy images

Box 10 of 17

Reviews, etc.

Box 10 of 17

"A Personal Journey: Central African Art from the Lawrence Gussman Collection," 2002

Box 10 of 17

Philbrook Museum information; exhibit plans/layout; music selections; object list/values; correspondence (including re: conservation/mounting); object identifications/labels; section texts; exhibition contract; Gussman biography

Box 10 of 17

"Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora," 2003

Box 10 of 17

Object labels/photographs; booklet

Box 10 of 17

Box 11

"The Fabric of Moroccan Life," 2003

Box 11 of 17

Slides; invitation to Indianapolis show; layout/design; exhibit text with images; correspondence; Indianapolis Museum of Art documents (2 folders)

Box 11 of 17

Moroccan holdings, NMAfA

Box 11 of 17

Moroccan exhibition labels

Box 11 of 17

Moroccan exhibition objects

Box 11 of 17

Moroccan proposals for exhibition

Box 11 of 17

Moroccan websites

Box 11 of 17

Moroccan exhibition contract

Box 11 of 17

Moroccan correspondence

Box 11 of 17

Moroccan exhibition events

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"InSights," 2004

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InSights

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"Playful Performers," 2004

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Lists/notes/education materials

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"Treasures," 2004-2005

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Press

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"TEXTures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art," 2005

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Exhibit plans/layout; object list with images; proposal

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Kellog: Education programs

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Education/public programs

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Press release

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Kellogg Grant

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"Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art," 2005

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Object labels/photographs

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Object labels/photographs; installation photos; lists; music selections; script; press

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Exhibit text; Museum for African Art (MfAA) pitch; schedule; layout/design; crate list; correspondence; contract

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"African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston" 2006

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Labels

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Exhibition

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Exhibition checklist

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Press; wall text; docent text

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"BIG/small," 2006

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Clippings; education; wall text and label copy; checklist; floor plan; visitor study

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Press

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"Body of Evidence," 2006-2008

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Object lists

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Box 12

Wall text and label copy

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Clippings; text

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Checklist; press; correspondence; floor plan; miscellaneous

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"Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of Art," 2006-2007

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Object photographs/text

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Object photographs/text; design plan

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"First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection," 2006

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Press; text; object list

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"African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection," 2007-2009

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Wall text and label copy; press

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Clippings; correspondence; object photographs

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Exhibit; correspondence

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Press

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Exhibit opening

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Visitor comments

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Tour

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"Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art," 2007

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Design layout; text; miscellaneous

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Correspondence with artists

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Fundraising; budget

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Loans

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Fowler Museum of Cultural History collaboration

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Loans (2 folders)

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Rachid Koraichi correspondence

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Ghada Amer/Gagosian Gallery

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Brooklyn Museum of Art

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Images - Ways of Knowing, Inscribing Identity: The Body

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Images - Sacred Scripts, Writing Politics, The Word Unbound: Exploring the Book, Word Play

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Graphics, photos

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Hieroglyphic vending machine

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Loan Files (7 folders)

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Fowler Museum of Cultural History image requests

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Loan Files (25 folders)

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Honoraria

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Images - Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University

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Images - The University of Iowa Museum of Art

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Images - The British Museum

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Correspondence

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Stephenie Hollyman

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Images - Elisha Renne

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Loans

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Images - Sarah Brett-Smith (2 folders)

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Images - Indianapolis Museum of Art

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Images - Deitch Projects

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Images - Brooklyn Museum of Art

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Images - de Young Museum

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Images - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Images - National Museum of Natural History

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Dan mask donation

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Scholarly Studies Program

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Ghada Amer (includes electronic records)

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Public relations images (includes electronic records)

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Exhibit text

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Exhibit

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Web/Omniglot

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Public responses

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Schedule

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Design and general

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Education

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Additional images for proposal to travel

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Prospectus

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October Gallery, London; guest lists; miscellaneous

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Fowler Museum of Cultural History collaboration

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Draft floor plans

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Design; text; graphics

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Proposal to Morgan Stanley

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MetLife grant

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Press coverage

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"Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries," 2007

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Brochure; text; clipping

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Contemporary art at NMAfA

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Tour notes

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Photographs with identifications; research

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Correspondence

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Exhibit texts

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Articles/reference

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Maconde Mapico mask

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Ethiopian paintings - Foreign influence, 16th and 17th centuries

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Portuguese in Guinea

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Senegambia Region - Diola masks, Casamance; Architecture, Luso-African identity

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Benin Kingdom - Portuguese objects (decorative)

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Sapi and Bini - Portuguese objects (ivory)

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Republic of Benin - Portuguese fort of San Joao Baptista de Ajuda

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Benin Kingdom - Foreign figures on ivories; meeting of second cultures

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Kongo Kingdom - Portuguese objects

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Portuguese - Monopoly in Africa, Ghana; Influence - carnivals

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Portuguese forts on Mozambican coast

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Loango - Olfert Dapper's visit

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Art from Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Angola

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The Ulm Opon Ifa; African art in 17th century Germany

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Songo art

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Angola - Chokwe; Museum at Dundo

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Kongo - European collection - High-status caps; ivory horn

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Angola - Kongo - Art - History

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Portuguese inspired African art (19th-20th centuries)

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Preliminary object lists and meeting minutes

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Imaging Otherness in Ivories: African Portrayals of the Portuguese ca. 1492

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European representations in African art

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Objects - photographs and identifications (includes electronic records)

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"The Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World," 2007-2008

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Scripts (includes electronic records)

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Exhibition binder (2 folders)

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"El Anatsui: Gawu," 2008

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Proposal; correspondence; photos and slides; text

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Text; brochure; design; object list; images

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"Treasures 2008" and "Treasures II," 2008

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David Ackley

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Objects (photographs/information/loan information/list); visitor study

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Correspondence

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Design; press release

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Didactics and text

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"TxtStyles/Fashioning Identity," 2008

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Activity guide; wall text and label copy; press release/press; conservation assessment; design; images

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"Desert Jewels: North African Jewelry and Photography from the Xavier Guerrand-Hermes Collection," 2008-2009

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Object labels; press

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Brochures; media kit; press release; object list; design; press (includes electronic records)

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"Artists in Dialogue: Antonio Ole and Aime Mpane," 2009

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Press kit/press; correspondence

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Interviews; photographs (electronic records)

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Funding

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Budget

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Media

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Exhibition schedule

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Contemporary Gallery - floor plans

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Curriculum vitae

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Correspondence (2 folders)

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Labels

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Interviews

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Images

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Articles

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"Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and its Diasporas," 2009

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Object list; object labels; wall text; visitor comments; images; correspondence; design (includes electronic records)

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Box 15

Design and floor plans

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Press; correspondence; checklist

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Press kit/correspondence for traveling exhibit (includes electronic records)

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"Artful Animals," 2009

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Press; correspondence; text

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"African Vision: Disney-Tishman Highlights," 2009-2011

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Object list; text; design; images

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"Yinka Shonibare MBE," 2009

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Press; meeting minutes

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Press; correspondence; images; display requirements; crating details; budget

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Press; correspondence; contract; text; design; images; installation instructions

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Communications with Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

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Audio-visual equipment

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Timeline

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Programming

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Public relations

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Floor plans

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Labels

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Articles

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Design

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Invitation lists

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Project meetings

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Museum of Contemporary Art proposals

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"The Healing Power of Art: Works of Art by Haitian Children after the Earthquake," 2010-2011

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Brochures; images; check list; correspondence; wall text; budget; press; design

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"Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art," 2010

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Press; labels; budget; correspondence

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Design; images; clippings; floor plans (includes electronic records)

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"Paul Emmanuel: Transitions," 2010

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Clippings; press; proposal; design; floor plans; press

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"A Brave New World," 2010-2011

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Brochure; wall text; object labels

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Denied/Unfinished Exhibitions

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All that Glitters: The Splendor of African Jewelry

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Objects (2 folders)

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Objects and lists

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Suzanne Gott

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African jewelry workshop

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Jewelry workshop (11 folders)

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Jewelry workshop notes

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Bibliographies

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Correspondence

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Background/outside information

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Defining jewelry

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Exhibition planning

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Donna Pido Collection

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Exhibition information; articles; research; grant

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Related website listings on African fashion

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Noel Jewelry Collection

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Prospectus; funding (includes electronic records)

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Proposal

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Defining Jewelry: Markowitz workshop notes

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Slides

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Fowler Museum of Cultural History jewelry collection

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Outside publications/information

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Miscellaneous

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Vigilant Things: Yoruba aale and the antithesis of beauty (David Doris)

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Exhibition statement

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The Architectural Arts of African Homes

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Exhibition proposal

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Julie Mehretu: City Sitings - Detroit Institute of Arts

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Fact sheet; checklist

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Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to the Present - Detroit Institute of Arts

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Proposal; object list; fact sheet (includes electronic records)

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West African Fashion: The Dressmaking Arts of Ghana

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Exhibition proposal

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Exhibitions Not Taken

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Miscellaneous (includes electronic records)

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Vaudou (African vodun bocio) - Fondation Cartier

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Correspondence; design; images (includes electronic records)

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Passport to Paradise: Visualizing Islam in West Africa and the Mouride Diaspora - Fowler Museum of Cultural History

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Exhibition proposal

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Funerary Exhibition

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Object list

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West African Fashion: The Dressmaking Arts of Ghana - Suzanne Gotts

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Exhibition proposal; object list

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Community and Change: Three Generations of Ethiopian Artists - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida

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Exhibition proposal (includes electronic records)

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Kenya's African Heritage Festival

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Proposal; correspondence (includes electronic records) (2 folders)

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Lost Kingdom of the Nile: Nubian Treasures - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Exhibition proposal

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Textile show - Musee de l'Impression sur Etoffes, Mulhouse

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Exhibition proposal (includes electronic records)

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Museum for African Art

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Exhibition proposals

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Ife - Museum for African Art

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Exhibition proposal (includes electronic records)

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Icons and Industry: New Yoruba Atlantic Art - Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University

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Exhibition proposal

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The Legacy of Timbuktu Exhibition - National Endowment for the Humanities

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Exhibition proposal (includes electronic records)

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Next Stop, NMAfA!

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Proposals

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Alfred Metraux: From Fieldwork to Human Rights - National Museum of Natural History

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Proposal

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Masquerades and Metaphors: The Figurative Impulse in Modern Nigerian Art - Sylvester Ogbechie

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Exhibition proposal

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My Heart Stands in the Hill: Memories from the land of the IXam (San Rock Art)

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Proposal

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Natural Beauties and Artful Imitations: Skeuomorphs in African Art

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Object list

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Urban Impressions: South African artists and the city; Recycled Remnants: Found objects in the NMAfA contemporary collection; Domestic Spaces

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Exhibition proposals

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Egypt exhibit

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Background information

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Objects; background information

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Object images (2 folders)

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Information book (3 folders)

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Object photographs

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Body Art: Marks of Identity

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Labels; text; press; images (includes electronic records)

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