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Authentically African Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture

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ISBN-10: 0821421913

ISBN-13: 9780821421918

Edition: 2015

Authors: Sarah Van Beurden

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Together, the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, and the Institut des Musées Nationaux du Zaire (IMNZ) in the Congo have defined and marketed Congolese art and culture. In Authentically African, Sarah Van Beurden traces the relationship between the possession, definition, and display of art and the construction of cultural authenticity and political legitimacy from the late colonial until the postcolonial era. Her study of the interconnected histories of these two institutions is the first history of an art museum in Africa, and the only work of its kind in English.Drawing on Flemish-language sources other scholars have been unable to access, Van Beurden illuminates the…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English