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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)
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
Box
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


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