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Re-examining quai Branly

Just about five years ago, newspapers and magazines in Australia were beginning to carry regular coverage of the emerging installation of the Australian Indigenous Art Commission that was to adorn the Musée du quai Branly in Paris.  The Commission was … Continue reading

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Aborigines, Art, France: History in Review (Part 4)

Back to Part 3  The Genesis of the Musee du Quai Branly Sarah Amato does an excellent job of delineating the role of public museums in representing “the ideologies of a colonial state, and how these ideologies may be manifested … Continue reading

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MQB Revisited

Thanks to Suzanne O’Connell, I have some more photographs from Paris to share with you all.  This first shot comes from the press conference on the Monday of opening week, which everyone was enjoying while Harvey and I were making our … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Australian Indigenous Art Commission

I. The Press More than two weeks have passed since French President Jacques Chirac formally opened the Musee du Quai Branly along with the deputation of Australian artists and advisors, curators, diplomats, and friends on June 20. News reports continue … Continue reading

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June’s New Books

I didn’t get a lot of reading done last month, although I hope I made up for it with a great deal of writing and photography from Paris and Washington. But while I was away I did acquire several new … Continue reading

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Inside the Musee du quai Branly

So far I’ve spent all my time on this blog talking about the adjunct building that houses the MQB conservators’ workshop and is the site of the Australian Indigenous Art Commission’s (AIAC) works. That was certainly the prime draw for … Continue reading

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“Inside” the Australian Indigenous Art Commission

During much of the week preceding the opening of the Musee du Quai Branly there was considerable talk about the Aboriginal work being installed in places that were not open to the public. Despite the architects’ repeated protestations that the … Continue reading

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