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Accession 16-205

National Museum of African Art

Website Records, 2013-2016

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art
Title: Website Records
Dates: 2013-2016
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Collection: Accession 16-205
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of two websites and one blog maintained by the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). NMAfA's primary website, crawled November 19, 2015, includes visitor information, collections information, online exhibitions, educational activities, and related information. This accession does not include detailed collections information and, due to technical issues, some features of this crawled website may not function properly. The "Earth Matters... For Kids: Land as Materials and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" website, crawled November 9, 2015, provides information about a tree banding program for students developed in association with the exhibition "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa." The program was a collaboration with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Gabon, Casey Trees, and the Public Schools of the District of Columbia. The "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" blog, crawled January 29, 2016, is associated with an exhibition of the same name at NMAfA which was on view from February 22, 2013, through April 23, 2014. The blog explores the ways in which African artists and communities mediate their relationship with the land upon which they live, work, and frame their days. The blog launched in March 2013 and has been inactive since April 2014. Materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of two websites and one blog maintained by the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA).

NMAfA's primary website, crawled November 19, 2015, includes visitor information, collections information, online exhibitions, educational activities, and related information. This accession does not include detailed collections information and, due to technical issues, some features of this crawled website may not function properly.

The "Earth Matters . . . For Kids: Land as Materials and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" website, crawled November 9, 2015, provides information about a tree banding program for students developed in association with the exhibition "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa." The program was a collaboration with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Gabon, Casey Trees, and the Public Schools of the District of Columbia.

The "Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" blog, crawled January 29, 2016, is associated with an exhibition of the same name at NMAfA which was on view from February 22, 2013, through April 23, 2014. The blog explores the ways in which African artists and communities mediate their relationship with the land upon which they live, work, and frame their days. The blog launched in March 2013 and has been inactive since April 2014.

Materials are in electronic format.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-205, National Museum of African Art, Website Records

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Electronic Records

NMAfA primary website, crawled November 19, 2015

Electronic Records

"Earth Matters . . . For Kids: Land as Materials and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" website, crawled November 9, 2015

Electronic Records

"Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" blog, 2013-2016, crawled January 29, 2016

Electronic Records