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Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey Conservation Project records, 1845-2000 and undated (bulk 1994-1997)

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Guide to the Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey Conservation Project Records, 1845-2000 and undated (bulk 1994-1997)

Container List

Series I. Core project files, 1845-1998 and undated (bulk 1994-1997) 17.1 linear feet (29 boxes)
The records comprise reports, reference materials, and audiovisual recordings dating 1845-1998 and undated (bulk 1994-1997), relating to the Getty Conservation Institute's conservation of the bas-reliefs at Abomey. The records include preliminary survey forms, graphic representations, before and after treatment photographs, condition reports, technique and current state forms, treatment plans and reports, and before and after slides. The records also include training materials assembled by the Getty Conservation Institute for field project staff use, which cover conservation techniques, procedures, and photo documentation, as well as a set of reference binders consisting of photocopied journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. Additionally, there is video footage documenting the 4th, 5th, and 6th field campaigns as well as unedited footage of the Abomey site. The project reports consist of field reports which span the duration of the field project and document its progress and results. The materials are written in a number of languages, including English, French, and German.
Arrangement note
Materials are arranged into two subseries:

Series I.A. Field, training, and reference materials, 1845-1999 and undated;

Series I.B. Project reports, 1993-1998 and undated.
Series I.A. Field, training, and reference materials, 1845-1999 and undated (bulk 1994-1997) 16.5 linear feet (26 boxes)
The records, dating 1845-1997 and undated (bulk 1994-1997), document the Getty Conservation Institute's field campaigns to conserve the bas-reliefs at Abomey. The material includes preliminary survey forms, graphic representations, before and after treatment photographs, condition reports, technique and current state forms, treatment plans and reports, and before and after slides. Material also includes training material assembled by the Getty Conservation Institute for field project staff use, which addresses conservation techniques, procedures, and photo documentation, as well as a set of reference binders consisting of photocopied journal articles, book chapters, and other publications related to Abomey and Benin. Additionally, there is unedited video footage of the Abomey site and video footage documenting the 4th, 5th, and 6th field campaigns.
Arrangement note
The materials are arranged by subject into the following categories: Training materials, Conservation documentation binders, Additional field materials, Offprints and references, and Audiovisual materials.
Training materials, 1988, 1994-1997, undated
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2013.IA.28-02 Campaign training binder, 1994-1997? (2 folders)
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2013.IA.28-03 Campaign training binder, 1994-1997? (2 folders)
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2013.IA.28-02 6th campaign training binder, 1994-1997?
2013.IA.28-02 Photodocumentation training binder, 1994-1997?
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2013.IA.28-03 Legends, 1988
2013.IA.28-03 Basic terminology glossaries, undated
2013.IA.28-03 Proforma examples, undated
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2013.IA.28-28 Training materials and references copyright permissions correspondence, 1994-1996
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2013.IA.28-03 New trainees identification forms, undated
2013.IA.28-03 6th and 7th campaign trainee certificates, 1997
2013.IA.28-03 Training component evaluation report, undated
Conservation documentation binders, 1986, 1994-1997
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2013.IA.28-05 1. Jarre de terre percée tenue par deux mains, 1986, 1994-1996
2013.IA.28-05 2. Soldat éventrant eun ennemi, 1986, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-05 3. Lion, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-05 4. Recade simple et Akpola, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-05 5. Tête attachée a un arbre, 1986, 1995-1997
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2013.IA.28-06 6. Lion, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-06 7. Recade et fusil, 1986, 1994-1996
2013.IA.28-06 8. Homme/Calao, 1986, 1994-1996
2013.IA.28-06 9. Lion, 1995
2013.IA.28-06 10. Goubassa: Récades de Guezo, 1986, 1996-1997
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2013.IA.28-07 11. Soldat tirant dans la bouche d'un ennemi, 1986, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-07 12. Lion, 1986, 1995
2013.IA.28-07 13. Un sabre/un récade, 1986, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-07 14. Ennemi subissant un supplice, 1986, 1995-1996
2013.IA.28-07 15. Lion, 1995-1997
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2013.IA.28-08 16. Sabre de Migan recade de Kpengala, 1986, 1995-1996
2013.IA.28-08 17. Tête se balançant au cou d'un cheval, 1986, 1994-1996
2013.IA.28-08 18. Lion, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-08 19. 2 bâton de chasse, 1986, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-08 20. Scéne de bataille à trois personnages, 1986, 1994-1995
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2013.IA.28-09 21. Lion, 1986, 1996-1997
2013.IA.28-09 22. Goubassa/Hachette, 1986, 1996-1997
2013.IA.28-09 23. Tête au cou d'un cheval, 1986, 1995-1996
2013.IA.28-09 24. Lion, 1986, 1995-1996
2013.IA.28-09 25. Sabre/Hachette, 1986, 1994-1995
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2013.IA.28-10 26. Hyéne mangeant un serpent, 1986, 1996-1997
2013.IA.28-10 27. Lion, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-10 28. Récade avec tête de cheval/sabre, 1986, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-10 29. Teste se balançant au cou d'un cheval, 1986, 1995-1996
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2013.IA.28-11 30. Lion, 1986, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-11 32. Caméléon tenant un Goubassa, 1986, 1994-1996
2013.IA.28-11 33. Lion, 1986, 1996-1997
2013.IA.28-11 34. Crâne surmonté d'un bois et recade de Behanzin, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-11 35. Daguessou mâle, 1986, 1995
2013.IA.28-11 37. Tête surmonté d'une iarre, 1986, 1995-1996
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2013.IA.28-12 38. Daguessou mâle, 1986, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-12 39. Lion, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-12 40. Deux hommes buvant dans un verre, 1986, 1996-1997
2013.IA.28-12 45. Eléphant, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-12 46. Caïman attrapant un poisson, 1986, 1994-1995, 1997
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2013.IA.28-13 47. Chasseur portrant une biche, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-13 48. Une nasse et un poisson, 1986, 1996-1997
2013.IA.28-13 49. Kpaligan (héro royal) juché sur un echaffaudage, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-13 50. Homme portrant un epi de mil sur la tête, 1986, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-13 51. Soldat décapitant un homme à cheval, 1986, 1996-1997
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2013.IA.28-14 52. Soldat décapitant un Geurrier tennant une flûte, 1986, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-14 53. Scéne de pendaison à 3 personnages, 1986, 1996
2013.IA.28-14 54. Buffle et canard, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-14 55. Deux guerriers en position de lutte, 1986, 1994-1996
2013.IA.28-14 56. Soldat aboméen enfonçant un couteau, 1986, 1994-1995
Additional field materials, 1993-1997, 1999, undated
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2013.IA.28-03 Field notebook facsimile, 1994-1997
2013.IA.28-03 Francesca Pique field notebook, 1997
2013.IA.28-03 Soil/mineralogical analysis report and pigment analysis sample collection list, 1993
General note
Please note: Physical samples are available to researchers in the GCI Reference Collection.
2013.IA.28-03 Report on bas-relief sample cross-sections, 1999
General note
Please note: Physical samples are available to researchers in the GCI Reference Collection.
2013.IA.28-03 Supplies inventories, 1995-1996
2013.IA.28-03 Web sling catalogs and instructions, undated
2013.IA.28-03 Abomey FPO scans (low resolution), circa 1999 (1 Jaz disk for Macintosh)
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2013.IA.28-04 List of bas-reliefs, undated
2013.IA.28-04 Bas-reliefs inventory and drawings, undated
2013.IA.28-04 Bas-relief transportation and storage plan, undated
2013.IA.28-04 Diagrams and plans, undated
2013.IA.28-04 Visual materials inventories, 1996, undated
2013.IA.28-04 Neuchatel Abomey images: contact sheet photocopies, 1994
2013.IA.28-04 Computer-generated bas-relief reintegration images, 1995
2013.IA.28-04 Signage, undated
2013.IA.28-04 Invitations, undated
2013.IA.28-04 Technicians correspondence, 1994-1996
Offprints and references, 1845-1997, undated
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2013.IA.28-15 Volume 1, 1845-1988, undated
2013.IA.28-15 Volume 2, 1908-1996, undated
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2013.IA.28-16 Volume 3, 1964-1994, undated
2013.IA.28-16 Volume 4, 1984-1996, undated
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2013.IA.28-17 Volume 5, 1995-1997, undated
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2013.IA.28-18 Abomey Project bibliography and off-prints A-B, 1861-1991, undated
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2013.IA.28-19 Abomey Project off-prints C-J, 1895-1934, undated
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2013.IA.28-20 Abomey Project off-prints K-N, 1911-1993, undated
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2013.IA.28-21 Abomey Project off-prints O-R, 1963-1993, undated
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2013.IA.28-22 Abomey Project off-prints S-Z, 1920-1992, undated
Audiovisual materials, 1984, 1993-1996, undated
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2013.IA.28-30 Abomey Musée Historique walk-through video footage, 1993 (VHS tape: 3 copies)
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2013.IA.28-44 Abomey Musée Historique walk-through video footage, 1993 (1 Hi8mm tape)
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2013.IA.28-30 Abomey Project inauguration ceremony video, March 7, 1994 (1 VHS tape NTSC copy; 1 VHS tape PAL copy)
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2013.IA.28-44 Abomey Project inauguration ceremony video, March 7, 1994 (1 Hi 8mm tape)
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2013.IA.28-30 Musée d'Abomey bas-reliefs conservation documentation video footage, November 1994 (1 VHS tape)
2013.IA.28-30 4th campaign documentation video footage, 1995 (1 VHS tape)
2013.IA.28-30 4th campaign documentation video footage, March 1995 (1 VHS tape)
2013.IA.28-30 5th and 6th campaigns documentation video footage, October 1995-March 1996 (1 VHS tape)
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2013.IA.28-32 Magazine Français No. 8: Formation des maires au Togo, Sites rouyaux d'Abomey, et Danses rituelles, 1984 (1 VHS tape)
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2013.IA.28-34 Histoire et Mémoires de Ouidah, 1995 (1 VHS tape)
2013.IA.28-34 La famille Adjaho en concert, undated (1 VHS tape)
Series I.B. Project reports, 1993-1998 and undated 0.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
The records comprise field reports, dating 1993-1998 and undated, which span the duration of the field project and document its progress and results. Included are campaign trip reports, overviews, and field reports, written by project leaders Leslie Rainer and Francesca Piqué, which outline the preliminary plans of the project, as well as the progress and results of each of the project field campaigns. Also included are reports written by the project trainees. The campaign reports are in English and are often accompanied by a French translation.
Arrangement note
The materials are arranged in three sets: Initial site report and campaign reports, Trip and project reports, and Project reports by trainees. Within each set of materials the folders are arranged in rough chronological order.
Initial site report and campaign reports,
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2013.IA.28-04 Report on site visit 15-19 March 1993, April 20, 1993
2013.IA.28-04 1st campaign trip report and notes, November-December 1993
2013.IA.28-04 Report on first campaign, 1993
2013.IA.28-04 Video documentation campaign, January-February 1994
2013.IA.28-04 Training report for 2nd campaign, March 1994
2013.IA.28-04 2nd campaign trip report, June 1994
2013.IA.28-04 3rd campaign overview, November 1994
2013.IA.28-04 3rd campaign field report, February 1995
2013.IA.28-04 3rd campaign photographic documentation report, November 1994
2013.IA.28-04 4th campaign overview, February 1995
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2013.IA.28-23 4th campaign overview (French), February 1995
2013.IA.28-23 4th campaign trip report, March-April 1995
2013.IA.28-23 4th campaign field report, 1995
2013.IA.28-23 4th campaign field report (French), 1995
2013.IA.28-23 4th campaign photographic documentation report, March 1995
2013.IA.28-23 5th campaign overview, 1995
2013.IA.28-23 5th campaign trip report and 6th campaign overview, February 1996
2013.IA.28-23 5th and 6th campaigns field report, July 1996
2013.IA.28-23 5th and 6th campaigns field report (French), July 1996
2013.IA.28-23 5th and 6th campaigns photograhic documentation report, 1995-1996
2013.IA.28-23 6th campaign overview, February 1996
2013.IA.28-23 6th campaign trip report, May 1996
2013.IA.28-23 Interim work period trip report, September 1996
2013.IA.28-23 Interim work period photographic documentation report, 1996
2013.IA.28-23 Interim work period and 7th campaign field report, August 1997
2013.IA.28-23 Interim work period and 7th campaign field report (French), August 1997
2013.IA.28-23 7th campaign overview, January 1997
2013.IA.28-23 7th campaign overview (French), January 1997
2013.IA.28-23 7th campaign photographic documentation report, February 1997
Trip reports and project reports
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2013.IA.28-24 Zugazagoitia reports, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-24 Leslie Rainer trip report: research on historic documentation of the bas-reliefs of the Royal Palaces of Abomey, 1996
2013.IA.28-24 S. Small and M. Hebrard 6th and 7th campaign reports, 1996-1997
2013.IA.28-24 Abomey Project: conservation of the bas-reliefs from the Adjalala of Glélé at the Royal Palaces of Abomey: final report, May 1998
2013.IA.28-24 Abomey Project: conservation of the bas-reliefs from the Adjalala of Glélé at the Royal Palaces of Abomey: final report (French), May 1998
2013.IA.28-24 Blier report, undated
Project reports by trainees
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2013.IA.28-24 Léonard Ahonon, 1994-1996
2013.IA.28-24 Justin Alaro, 1994-1997
2013.IA.28-24 Dorothé Ayadokoun, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-24 Adigninou Janvier Houlonon, 1996
2013.IA.28-24 Gilbert Kinkin, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-24 Dorothé Mizechoun, 1994-1996
2013.IA.28-24 Constant Noanti, 1996
2013.IA.28-24 Constant Samson, 1995
2013.IA.28-24 Abomey technicians reports, 1995-1996
Series II. Project dissemination and promotion, 1993-1999 and undated 3.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
The records, dating 1993-1999 and undated, consist of internal and external press articles about the bas-relief conservation project in Abomey and the Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) participation in the project. The materials include the GCI Conservation Newsletter articles featuring the Abomey conservation project and an interview with Rachida de Souza (Director of Benin's Department of Cultural Heritage). Also included are presentations, publications, and audiovisual recordings focused on the project.
The press materials comprise internal and external press articles regarding Abomey and the Getty Conservation Institute's participation in the project. The GCI Conservation Newsletter articles feature the Abomey project and an interview with Rachida de Souza (Director of Benin's Department of Cultural Heritage). The presentation materials consist of content from presentations about the Getty Conservation Institute's participation in the Abomey conservation project. Materials date 1993-1999.
The conference materials, dating 1995-1997, 1999 and undated, document the planning and execution of the international conference, "Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d'Abomey," held in the Republic of Benin in September 1997. The materials comprise administrative records and planning documents, including proposals, outlines, budgets, correspondence, agreements, and images permissions; conference ephemera, including programs, invitations, and other materials given to conference participants; and the published conference proceedings. Also included are video recordings of the opening and closing ceremony of the conference in various formats.
The book publication materials, dating from 1996 and 1999, consist of the book proposal and final publication of Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls, a Getty Conservation Institute publication that provides an overview of the bas-relief conservation project at Abomey.
The audiovisual materials, dating from 1995, consist of an animated short featuring the bas-reliefs of Abomey, which may have been shown at the international conference Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d'Abomey.
Arrangement note
Materials are arranged in four sets: Press releases, articles, and presentations; "Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d' Abomey" international conference; Palace Sculptures of Abomey publication; and Audiovisual materials.
With the exception of materials that have been marked restricted or confidential, the records described in accession 2013.IA.28 are available for use by qualified researchers.
Press releases, articles, and presentations,
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2013.IA.28-24 Abomey Project press release, 1994
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2013.IA.28-25 Internal GCI publications regarding Abomey conservation project, 1993, undated
2013.IA.28-25 External writings regarding Abomey and conservation project, 1993-1998, undated
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2013.IA.28-29 GCI Conservation Newsletter Vol. 11, No. 1, 1996
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2013.IA.28-25 GCI Conservation Newsletter Vol. 12, No. 1 (French), 1996
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2013.IA.28-44 Interview with Rachida de Souza, Département du Patrimoine Culturel, December 8, 1995 (1 analog audiocassette)
2013.IA.28-44 Interview with Rachida de Souza, Département du Patrimoine Culturel, December 10, 1995 (1 analog audiocassette)
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2013.IA.28-24 ICOM-CC Abomey presentation text, 1999
2013.IA.28-24 "Getty Now" presentation text and photocopies of slides, 1997
"Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d' Abomey" international conference,
Conference proceedings online: Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d' Abomey
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2013.IA.28-25 Conference proposals, 1995
2013.IA.28-25 Conference outline and trip report, 1997
2013.IA.28-25 Conference planning documents, 1995
2013.IA.28-25 Conference fact sheet, 1997
2013.IA.28-25 Correspondence: Alain Godonou/PREMA, 1996-1997
2013.IA.28-25 Correspondence: Gael de Guichen/ICCROM, 1997-1998
2013.IA.28-25 Correspondence: Ministry of Culture and Communications, 1995-1997
2013.IA.28-25 Correspondence: Constant Samson, 1997
2013.IA.28-25 Correspondence: Rachida de Souza, 1997
2013.IA.28-25 Conference announcement, circa 1997
2013.IA.28-25 Conference invitation, 1997 (3 copies)
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2013.IA.28-28 Conference budget, 1996-1997
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Conference agreement, 1997
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Motel d'Abomey letter of agreement, 1997
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Conference participants letters of agreement, 1997
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Conference contacts database, [undated]
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Conference proceedings images permissions, 1999
RESTRICTED.
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2013.IA.28-25 List of conference participants, 1997
2013.IA.28-25 Conference program, 1997 (3 copies)
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2013.IA.28-26 Invitations for conference opening and closing ceremonies and receptions, 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Conference opening speech by Giora Solar (printed version), 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Opening ceremony introductory remarks by Emmanuel Voglozin, 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Communication to the conference from the vice-president of the "Cansah," circa 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Conference closing speech by Miguel Angel Corzo (printed version), 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Motion of African professionals, circa 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Conference press kit, circa 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Conference stationery, circa 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Conference ephemera, circa 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Conference evaluation forms, circa 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Conference proceedings, 1999 (printed version, 3 copies)
2013.IA.28-26 Conference t-shirt, circa 1997
2013.IA.28-26 Conference tote bag, circa 1997
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2013.IA.28-31 Conference opening ceremony video footage, circa September 1997 (4 VHS tapes)
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2013.IA.28-42 Conference opening ceremony video footage, circa September 1997 (1 Betacam copy)
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2013.IA.28-31 Unedited conference opening and closing ceremony video footage, 1997 (6 VHS tapes)
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2013.IA.28-44 Conference video footage, 1997 (set of 4 Hi8 tapes)
Palace Sculptures of Abomey publication,
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2013.IA.28-27 Publication idea proposal, 1996
Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls by Francesca Pique and Leslie H. Rainer, with contributions by Jerome C. Alladaye, Rachida de Souza-Ayari, Suzanne Preston Blier, 1999
Palace Sculptures of Abomey View full text online
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2013.IA.28-27 Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls final printed version, 1999
Audiovisual materials,
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2013.IA.28-31 Abomey Animation (English), 1995 (1 VHS copy, 1 S-VHS master copy)
2013.IA.28-31 Abomey Animation (French), 1995 (2 VHS copies, 1 NTSC S-VHS master copy)
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2013.IA.28-46 Abomey Animation by Candice Pinchart, edited version, 1999 (1 Betacam master)
Series III. Exhibitions, 1994-1995, 1997, 1999-2000, and undated 2.2 linear feet (4 boxes)
The records, dating from 1994-1995, 1997, 1999-2000, and undated, consist of documents relating to two different exhibitions; 1) the permanent exhibition of the bas-reliefs of the royal palaces of Abomey at the Musée Historique d'Abomey, and 2) an exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts focused on the tradition and conservation of bas-relief art in Benin, West Africa.
The Musée Historique d'Abomey exhibition materials, dating 1994-1995, 1997, and undated, comprise documents relating to the permanent exhibition of the bas-reliefs of the Royal Palaces of Abomey at the Musée Historique d'Abomey, including the exhibition plan, layout, text, and signage.
The Kennedy Center exhibition materials, dating 1999-2000 and undated, document the joint exhibition between the Getty Conservation Institute and the Kennedy Center on the tradition and conservation of bas-relief art in Benin, West Africa. The materials include administrative records, such as correspondence, budgets, schedules, image reproduction rights and music permissions, and an exhibition agreement. The materials also include ephemera from the exhibition, such as brochures and invitations, as well as press releases, printouts of the exhibit website, and images of the exhibit.
Arrangement note
Materials are arranged into two sets based on the venue of the exhibition: Musée Historique d'Abomey and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
With the exception of materials that have been marked restricted or confidential, the records described in accession 2013.IA.28 are available for use by qualified researchers.
Abomey bas-relief exhibition at Musée Historique d'Abomey,
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2013.IA.28-27 Document on the future of the Abomey bas-reliefs: permanent exhibition after conservation, 1994-1995
2013.IA.28-27 Object list and storage locations for originals, February 1997
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2013.IA.28-29 Permanent exhibition layout, 1997
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2013.IA.28-27 Permanent exhibit Getty Conservation Institute plaque mock-up, 1997
2013.IA.28-27 Musée Historique d'Abomey exhibit text, undated
Abomey bas-relief exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,
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2013.IA.28-27 Correspondence, 1999-2000
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit storyline, schedule, and letter of intent, undated
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit technical sheet master, undated
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit artifacts inventory, 2000
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit trip report, 2000
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2013.IA.28-29 Exhibit final design development presentation, 2000
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2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit opening guest list, 2000
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit opening invitation, 2000
2013.IA.28-27 Invitation for reception honoring Cyprien Tokoudagba, 2000
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit brochures, circa 2000
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit docent script, undated
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibition press releases and articles, 2000
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit images, undated
2013.IA.28-27 Exhibit website, 2000
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2013.IA.28-46 Cyprien Tokoudagba, Dance and Music from Benin video recording, circa 1999 (1 Betacam master)
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2013.IA.28-28 Budget, 1999
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Exhibition agreement, 2000
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Exhibit images reproduction rights, 2000
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Cyprien Tokoudagba contract and visa, 1999-2000
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Angelique Kidjo music permissions correspondence, 2000
RESTRICTED.
Series IV. History Told on Walls video production, 1994-1998 and undated 8.5 linear feet (16 boxes)
The materials, dating 1994-1997, comprise audiovisual recordings and production records about the Getty Conservation Institute's video production History Told on Walls, which documents the Abomey bas-relief conservation field project. The materials include project proposals and outlines, correspondence, budgets, filming permissions, and scripts. The audiovisual materials include raw video footage of scenes used in the final production, as well as final video production in French and English. Raw video footage may also include scenes that do not appear in the final edit. Audiovisual formats include Betacam, Hi8mm, VHS, analog audiocassette, and DVD.
Arrangement note
Material is intellectually arranged with documentation of the project first, followed by a description of the audiovisual material.
With the exception of materials that have been marked restricted or confidential, the records described in accession 2013.IA.28 are available for use by qualified researchers.
Original recordings are restricted. Use copies do not exist for all audio or video recordings in this collection. The production of use copies is required before access can be granted and may add a delay to research requests. Advanced notice is required for the production of use copies.
Project documentation
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2013.IA.28-27 Initial proposal and outline, circa 1995
2013.IA.28-27 History Told on Walls script, 1997
2013.IA.28-27 Script outline, undated
2013.IA.28-27 History Told on Walls report, undated
2013.IA.28-27 Correspondence, 1994-1997
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2013.IA.28-28 Film budget, 1995
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Stephen Rickerby letter of agreement, 1996
RESTRICTED.
2013.IA.28-28 Filming permissions, 1994
RESTRICTED.
Audiovisual material and transcript
Original recordings are restricted. Use copies do not exist for all audio or video recordings in this collection. The production of use copies is required before access can be granted and may add a delay to research requests. Advanced notice is required for the production of use copies.
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2013.IA.28-32 Benin raw video footage, 1994 (set of 9 VHS tapes)
2013.IA.28-32 Video footage of images from Abomey, 1995 (set of 2 VHS tapes)
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2013.IA.28-46 Dance and Music from Benin, 1998 (1 VHS tape, NTSC)
Benin II raw video footage: (set of 21 VHS tapes)
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2013.IA.28-33 Benin II, 1996 (13 VHS tapes)
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2013.IA.28-34 Benin II, undated (8 VHS tapes)
History Told on Walls raw video footage: (set of 67 tapes)
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2013.IA.28-35 History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995 (14 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 1A through 9A, and 1C through 5C)
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2013.IA.28-36 History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995 (14 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 6C through 19C)
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2013.IA.28-37 History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995 (14 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 20C through 34C)
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2013.IA.28-38 History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995 (14 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 35C through 45C)
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2013.IA.28-39 History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995 (11 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 46C through 56C)
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2013.IA.28-44 Audio interview with King Agoli Agbo, undated (1 analog audiocassette tape)
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2013.IA.28-27 Transcript of interview with King Agoli Agbo, 1996
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2013.IA.28-40 History Told on Walls first draft, undated (1 VHS tape)
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2013.IA.28-30 History Told on Walls: conservation of the bas-reliefs of Abomey (Benin promotional video), undated (VHS tape: 2 copies)
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2013.IA.28-40 History Told on Walls, 1996-1997 (1 VHS PAL conversion master; 3 NTSC VHS copies; 4 VHS SECAM V copies; 1 PAL DVD copy; 1 NTSC DVD copy)
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2013.IA.28-42 History Told on Walls, undated (3 Betacam NTSC 3/4" U-matic copies; 1 Betacam PAL conversion master; 1 SECAM V conversion master)
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2013.IA.28-41 L'histoire racontée sur les murs, 1997 (3 PAL VHS copies; 4 NTSC VHS copies; 1 PAL DVD copy)
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2013.IA.28-42 L'histoire racontée sur les murs, undated (1 Betacam PAL conversion master)
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2013.IA.28-43 L'histoire racontée sur les murs, undated (2 Betacam 3/4" U-matic copy; 2 Betacam QCED copies)
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2013.IA.28-41 The Getty Conservation Institute: the bas-reliefs project in Abomey, Benin (select tape, work in progress), undated (3 VHS copies)


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