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Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum

Penn Museum

  • Sunday September 18th 2011 at 12:00am to Friday August 31st 2012 at 12:00am

How do you imagine Africa? Do you see it as the home of powerful nations? Perhaps you think of intricately carved masks or fine art. Maybe you’re interested in the peoples living in Africa today. Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum is a 12-month community engagement project investigating your perspectives. Drawing upon its extraordinary African collection, the museum presents more than 50 objects framed around eight broad topics including Beauty, Power and the Divine. Text and interactive elements offer opportunities for more in-depth exploration. Through a variety of methods, visitors are asked to provide feedback on the objects and content they see, and to discuss what would make an engaging exhibition—from their point of view. All feedback will be collected as the museum plans a future re-installation of its African collection informed by both academic and community perspectives. Imagine Africa is made possible with funding from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Heritage Philadelphia Program, and the PoGo Family Foundation.

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