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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 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)


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