Representation of Africa and the African Diaspora in European Museums
Cain, Artwell, Human Architecture
Abstract: Museums in Europe have a tradition of marginalizing the image and narrative of persons from the African Diaspora. This is often evident in the frequency of appearances and the quality of these scarce productions. Another point of interest is the manner in which these productions are presented. On the one hand, several questions arise regarding the representation of the African after the abolishment of chattel slavery right up to this present age of emancipation. Who gathers and presents these cultural artifacts? Which criteria are applied during the gathering and production of these presentations? Which sorts of museums are inclined to present the African Diaspora in their …
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Publication information: Article title: Representation of Africa and the African Diaspora in European Museums. Contributors: Cain, Artwell - Author. Journal title: Human Architecture. Volume: 9. Issue: 4 Publication date: Fall 2011. Page number: 105+. © Ahead Publishing House Okeir Press Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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