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Colonial Encounter, The

Synopsis
Introduces the ways in which the culture and history of the French colonies have been represented to a western European audience since the turn on the 19th century through an interview with Joseph Adande. Considers the organisation, content and taxonomies employed by institutions such as museums, galleries and exhibitions and the images of colonial culture disseminated by the popular press and a growing tourist industry. Focuses on the representations of two African colonies, Dahomey and Algeria, and the two cultures are considered in the context of the colonial displays within the Trocadero Museum, Paris, and the Paris World Fair of 1900. Considers how forms of ethnographical display and categorisation have been developed in the organisation of two modern collections: the Rockefeller Collection in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Museum of Mankind in London.
Series
Art of the Twentieth Century, Course Aa318
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1993
Availability
Out of distribution
Notes
Combined on one tape/disk with DISPLAYING MODERN ART and MONDRIAN
Previously part of course A316, Modern art: practices and debates
Subjects
Art
Keywords
art collections; colonial history; France; museums

Credits

Producer
Nick Levinson
Contributor
Annie Coobes

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
DVD-R
Price
£34.99 (CM)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
25 minutes
Year
2011

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£34.99 (OU)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
25 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Canny Store

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Phone
01789 207440
Address
The Mansley Centre
Timothy’s Bridge Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 9NQ
Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
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Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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