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Museums & urban culture in West Africa

Author: Alexis Adandé; E N Arinze; West African Museums Programme.; International African Institute.
Publisher: Oxford : Published on behalf of the West African Museums Programme in association with the International African Institute [by] James Currey, 2002.
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A study of museums and urban culture in West Africa. It addresses: the origins of the urban phenomenon in Africa; museums and investigations into urban culture; urban culture in the museums; and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Accra (1996)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis Adandé; E N Arinze; West African Museums Programme.; International African Institute.
ISBN: 0852552769 9780852552766 0852552750 9780852552759
OCLC Number: 47117358
Description: xii, 168 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 Origins of the urban phenomenon in Africa: early towns and the development of urban culture in Ghana - an archaeological view, James Anquandah; colonial town/indigenous town - duality or cultural juxtaposition - the cases of Ouidah and Abomey, Bernardin Agbo; the colonial legacy and self-definition of a Ghanian city - the case of Sekondi-Takoradi, Kofi E. Agovi; the urban development of Swahili civilization, Omar Bwana. Part 2 Museums and investigations into urban culture: court arts in West Africa - finished forms of expression of urban life in pre-colonial cities, Joseph C.E. Adande; Nigerian archaeology and the material aspects of urban culture, Abi Derefaka; research in urban sociology in West Africa - findings and trends, Abdoulaye Bara Diop; urban float traditions in West Africa - a museum perspective, Jenny Oram. Part 3 Urban culture in museums: the urban culture phenomenon - how have museums responded?, Emmanuel N. Arinze; urban material culture in museums - the case of the National Museum of Mali, Salia Male; the impact of urban culture on museums - a Ghana perspective, Isaac Debrah; play and display at the Museum of Mankind, Nigel Barley; the state of collections and the place of urban culture in museums in Togo - problems and prospects, Nayondjoua Djanguenane. Part 4 The role of museums in the enhancement of urban culture: museums in West Africa - the impact on urban cultures, David Aradeon; African ingenuity in recovery and recycling - some aspects of urban artisanal culture, Yaya Savane; the place of women in the museum of St-Louis, Senegal, Fatima Fall; urbanization and heritage in Nigeria, Peter I. Ikwueme.
Other Titles: Museums and urban culture in West Africa
Responsibility: edited by Alexis B.A. Adande & Emmanuel Arinze.

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