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African Art ReframedReflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture$
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Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J. R. Osborn

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043277

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043277.001.0001

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Personal Journeys and Reflections on African Art

Personal Journeys and Reflections on African Art

(p.279) Chapter 8 Personal Journeys and Reflections on African Art
African Art Reframed

Bennetta Jules-Rosette

J.R. Osborn

University of Illinois Press

Museum visits are highly personal. In this chapter, the authors share their personal journeys of museum worlds in order to inspire readers to embark on their own explorations. There are many channels through which African art reaches the rest of the world, including museum imports, private markets, catalogues, book publications, and tourist photographs. All of these outlets contribute to personal discoveries of African art. The book began with a focus on official museums, but, as the sample grew, the researchers moved beyond the walls of museums into personal collections and outdoor venues of artistic performances and festivals. The chapter discusses the authors’ interdisciplinary conversations along the way and the researchers’ reflexivity at the surprise of discovering oneself as a museum subject.

Keywords:   personal journeys, museum visits, catalogues, interdisciplinary conversations, researchers’ reflexivity

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