Photographs of art objects collected by Maxwell C., 1904-1984, and Betty Stanley. The Stanley's had begun to collect African art objects during a business trip to West Africa in the 1960s, and they gradually acquired nearly 600 pieces. The objects are found today in the University of Iowa Museum. Events documented include official government ceremonies with staged indigenous dances; rituals in villages such as young members of the female sande society returning from the initiation camp; and visits by foreign heads of state such as Queen Elizabeth II and Josip Broz Tito of Yoguslavia. Art works include figures, masks, musical instruments, sculptures and staffs.
Christopher D. Roy, Curator of African, Oceanic, and New-World cultures, The University of Iowa Museum of Art; Associate Professor of Art History, The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, 1991.
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
Baga, art de Guinée : collection du Musée Barbier-Mueller, curated by Marianne Pourtal Sourrieu, assisted by Raymonde Armati and Floriane Hardy, Chapelle du Centre de la Vieille Charité, Musée d'Arts Africains, Océaniens, Amérindiens, Marseille, May 13-September 18, 2016 / reviewed by Maxime de Formanoir
60 Film cassettes (2 minutes long, 28 hours total, 8 mm cassettes)
14 Videocassettes (Super-8 video cassettes, 28 hours total)
6 Digital files (Digital videos, 1 hr 20 minutes each, 4 hours total )
97 Cassette tapes (Audiotapes, 147 hours total)
1,785 Pages (Field notes created in the Caribbean, Côte d'Ivore, Egypt, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, that depict African art and the Baga, Fulbe, Nalu, Temne and Mende peoples, among other subjects, and dates from 1967 to 2019., Field notes)