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Giant Masks of Congo (N° 19453)

The impressive collections of the Royal Museum for Central Africa have been built up over more than one hundred years through numerous purchases, harvests and donations. Over time, the professional profile of the collectors has been extremely varied: territorial agents, agricultural engineers, ethnologists, military, doctors, and missionaries.
This book deals with the collections made by the Jesuits in the southwest of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo and the scientific links that these missionaries established with the RMCA.
Churchmen and researchers, the Jesuits contributed to a better knowledge of the various cultures of the DRC. Their collections were important (several thousand pieces) and were initially divided between the museum of Tervuren and the museum of missiology of Louvain-Heverlee.
The RMCA is now closed, but its collections, which constitute a little-known cultural heritage, were placed on deposit at the RMCA in 1998. Some of these contextualized "Jesuit objects" are to be discovered in this book (also a catalog of the exhibition Giant Masks of the Congo, BELvue 13/05-08/11/2015), which also highlights the philosophy and methods of collecting these pieces destined to enter the museum domain.

Author: Julien Volper
Royal Museum of Central Africa
Colour photographs
Condition: NEW
Language: French
Number of pages: 152
Dimensions: 180 x 155 mm
ISBN : 978-9492244130

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