"Art of Cameroon" study photographs, EEPA 1997-017

Summary
Collection ID:
EEPA.1997-017
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
circa 1980s
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
136 Photographic prints
(1 box; 2 folders)
black and white
8 x 10 inches or smaller
Repository:
Photographs from various museums assembled by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) for use in the traveling exhibition entitled, "Art of Cameroon" (on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History from February 1, 1984-June 17, 1984). The exhibition was described on the Smithsonian website in these words: "On view are 153 objects, including figural sculptures, thrones, stools, elephant masks, bowls, baskets, calabashes (gourds), drinking horns, textiles, and more. Many objects are on loan from museums and collectors in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. "A crossroads for the migrations of many peoples, the diversity of Cameroon's population is reflected in the great variety and richness of art forms. Objects from the steppes and the forest are shown, but the primary focus of the exhibition is the art of the West African kingdoms of the Cameroon grassfields."

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Given the small size of the collection, the photos are organized into one series.

Container
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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Conditions Governing Use note
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. To be used for reference purposes only, not for publication.
Preferred Citation
"Art of Cameroon" study photographs, EEPA 1997-017, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012
elisofonarchives@si.edu
http://africa.si.edu/collection/eliot-elisofon-photographic-archives/