Friday, July 5, 2013

Identités – Trésors Ethnographiques du Musée d’Histoire Naturelle

The Musée d’Histoire Naturelle in Lille continues to pursue its dynamic temporary exhibition projects policy with the presentation of Identités – Trésors Ethnographiques du Musée d’Histoire Naturelle (Identities – Ethnographic Treasures in the Museum of Natural History), which will be on view from June 28, 2013–January 5, 2014. Eighty-four major works from the museum’s collection, rarely seen by the public, will be featured in an exhibition that explores cultural diversity. This is an ambitious project and one that will strive to explore the foundations of the concepts of culture and plurality, and the question of the birth of ethnography as a discipline will be a focus.

Feathered headdress  -  Lakota

Drum  -  Marquesas Islands

Images courtesy of the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Lille

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