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Sunday
Jun092013

A Conservator in Paris

 

In Winter 2012-2013, The Fowler Museum at UCLA had an exhibition that travelled to Paris.  The Musee du quai Branly showcased the Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley in its upper mezzanine space seen in the image on the left.  The museum is extremely well attended by French citizens, increasing the audience of the Fowler Museum.  I travelled as courier and overseer of the exhibition installation.  Previously, I had traveled to the National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, and the Cantor Arts Center on the Stanford University campus in a similar capacity with the Benue exhibit.  It is always interesting to see how each venue is different, particularly the international ones.

In Winter 2013-2014, a second Fowler Museum exhibition was brought to Musee du quai Branly titled Secrets d'Ivoire and I again accompanied the show to oversee the installation and de-installation. It was re-fashioned from a 1993 exhbition at the Fowler of objects of the Lega people.

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