pacific sainsbury exhibition
British-market-primitive-art Certain objects are today dubbed "primitive art." They are bought by people who value them. Others sell these objects for profit. Once this market exists, historians can employ themselves describing and interpreting this "primitive art." The objects gain pedigree, the collectors prestige, the historians jobs, and the dealers money. Collectors, experts, and dealers coexist and mutually support one another. They cannot be separated.
When an exhibition of African art and design travels from the Hayward Gallery to
the Pompidou Centre, and African designers win coveted space at Milan's Salone
del Mobile, and Selfridges devotes a window display to Afro-chic, you know you
are witnessing a trend. In Londonv (United Kingdom), the rising influence of Africa, not only in the worlds of art and
fashion but also in interior design, has manifested itself in a series of events
billed as Africa 05.
London-african-art a complete listing of
selected London and UK - England dealers and Museums .
Collecting-London Hunt is on for revered relics, collecting in London and England.
Virginia Blackburn on the exotic appeal of African masks
and ethnic images. COLD winds may be blowing over Britain, but in southern Africa summer is on
its way. And with the African summer come the tourists and, of course, the
Horniman-UK Celebrating Africa 05's rich and diverse cultural heritage at Horniman UK
who opened in 1999.
British-Museum The British Museum is to get an extra £500,000 of Government money for a celebration of African art and culture, Tony Blair announced tonight.
The Prime Minister was at a reception at the British Museum to celebrate its 250th anniversary this year.
The British Museum (BM) has sold more than 30
Benin bronzes since World War II, according to a file that has been declassified
at the request of The Art Newspaper. Most went to Nigeria and were bought for
under £100, although fine examples currently fetch up to £100,000. The
selloffs are now strongly regretted by BM curators.
Africa: The Sainsbury African Galleries.Africa in a thrilling new light.
The British Museum's new galleries are a stunning
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
World Museum World Cultures Gallery
Kongo figure, Central Africa, 19th century
Opened on 29 April 2005. The World Cultures Gallery will take you on a
journey around the globe. Drawing on our huge ethnographic collections, the
gallery will introduce you to the peoples of the world. Their traditions,
beliefs and religions will be explained through the objects and artefacts they
Manchester-Museum Some of the anthropology collections were obtained in the field by
professional anthropologists. Frank Willett, Keeper of Ethnology and General
Archaeology from 1950 - 1958, collected pottery, masks and ritual regalia in
Nigeria in 1956 for the Museum. Some of these pottery types are no longer being
Oxford-Pitt Rivers The Museum displays archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of
the world. It was founded in 1884 when General Pitt Rivers, an influential
figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, gave his
collection to the University. The General's founding gift contained more than
18,000 objects but there are now over half a million. Many were donated by early
anthropologists and explorers.
Sainsbury Centre The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection features work spanning 5,000 years
of human creativity. Modern work by artists such as Henry Moore, John Davies,
Alberto Giacometti and Francis Bacon sits alongside art from Africa, the
Pacific, the Americas, Asia, Egypt, medieval Europe and the ancient
Mediterranean. The Lisa Sainsbury Collection of Modern Pots includes work from
Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Rupert Spira.
Exeter Museum-Devon These galleries concentrate on the finest objects covering a 200 year period as well as a gallery for the display of ancient Mediterranean and Egyptian civilisations going back over 5,000 years, including a re-constructed Egyptian tomb.
The display sections highlight many hundreds of items of the highest quality from each continent. For example, the range of items from Southwest Nigeria includes two beaded royal crowns and fans, masks associated with cult groups, 19th century wood carvings and cast bronze as well as everyday objects like cloth, stools, musical instruments and weapons.
The colonial expansion in the third quarter of the 19th century helped
increase its collections as officials and explorers sent back thousands of items
from Africa, India, Far East, Australasia and the Americas, thus giving the
museum its present international flavour.