Tantalizing. . .Terrific. . .Tervuren!

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Summary Comments on the foresight of Warren M. Robbins as founder of the National Museum of African Art. Recalls the popularity of the museum at its location in Frederick Douglass' home in N.E. Washington. The diverse visitors attest to the importance of the museum and its many uses in the community. Explains the unusual value of the present display of works of African Art from the Tervuren Museum, Treasures from Tervuren: Selections from the Belgian Royal Museum for Central Africa.


  • Robbins, Warren M
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • Tervuren Museum


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10th Anniversary of National Museum of African Art

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The Metro Herald (newspaper)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


27 June 1997


  • Art, African
  • Frederick Douglass House

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pp. 1, 14-15

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