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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 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,
Box
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
Box
2013.IA.28-29 Permanent exhibition layout, 1997
Box
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,
Box
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
Box
2013.IA.28-29 Exhibit final design development presentation, 2000
Box
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
Box
2013.IA.28-46 Cyprien Tokoudagba, Dance and Music from Benin video recording, circa 1999 (1 Betacam master)
Box
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.


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