Re-Visions: New Perspectives on the African Collections of the Horniman Museum (edited by Karel Arnaut, 2000)

This volume was part of series titled 'Contributions in Critical Museology and Material Culture' published by the Horniman Museum and Gardens and The Museu Antropológico da Universidade Coimbra. The volume co-incided with the installation of the Horniman's African Worlds Gallery. Included are the following papers: Re-visioning Collections and Ethnography at the African Worlds Gallery (Karel Arnaut); If You See Ijele Masquerade, You Have Seen It All (Emmanuel Arinze); The Lobi People of the Upper West Region, Ghana in September 1999 (Michael Pennie); When Ghede met Barbie: Syncretism in Haitian Vodou Culture (Phil Cope); Recontextualizing the Horniman's collection of Benin Bronzes (Joseph Eboreime); Siren Seductress of the Seven Seas: Mammy Wata in the Global Village (Jill Salmons); Agents of Order and Disorder: Kongo Minkisi (Hein Vanhee); 'Imina Sangan' or 'Masques a la Mode': Contemporary Masquerade in the Dogon Region (Polly Richards); Candomble Shrines (Tania Costa Tribe); Contradictory Images: Bwaba Leaf Masks and Fibre Masks with Carved Heads (Burkina Faso) (Michele Coquet); Masks and Styles: Yoruba Masquerade in a Regional Perspective (William Rea); Two Masks from the Yoruba-Speaking Region of Nigeria (John Picton); Quest for the Cross River Skin-Covered Mask: Methodology, Reality and Reflection (Keith Nicklin); and Tradition as Object of Derision and Desire: The Bedu Masquerade of North-Eastern Cote d'Ivoire (Karel Arnaut).

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