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Indigenous repair practices

From: Ellen Pearlstein <epearlstein<-at->
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009
Ed FitzGerald <fitzed [at] gmail__com> writes

>Can anyone recommend a scholarly source for information on
>"indigenous (or native) repair" practices and philosophies such as
>those commonly seen on artifacts from certain African tribes (e.g.
>the Dogon of Mali)? Perhaps someone can suggest another name for
>ritual or traditional repair activity. A search for these terms in
>anthropological literature databases was not fruitful.

The Musee Quai Branly in Paris held an exhibition about African
objects with native repairs, entitled Wounded Objects. There is a
catalog, information about which can be accessed at:

    <URL:http://www.quaibranly.fr/
        en/actualites/museum-publications/
        exhibition-catalogues/africa/wounded-artefacts/index.html>

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Ellen Pearlstein
UCLA/Getty Conservation Program


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