1. The African Arts Trust is a charitable trust setup by the collector and philanthropist, Robert Devereux. The charity (number 1141553) was set up and registered with the Charity Commission on the 21st April 2011, following the successful fundraising auction of Robert Devereux’s private collection of post-war British art at Sotheby’s, London in November 2010. In this video Robert explains his reasons for setting up the trust and how it hopes to act as a catalyst for the emergence and growth of locally managed and sustainable contemporary art communities in Africa.

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  2. Donated to the museum in 2005, the Walt Disney-Tishman collection is known for its unique and rare works of traditional African art from throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The collection has been instrumental in defining the field of African art history in the United States and abroad.

    This video shows the first exhibition of these prized objects. An updated version of the exhibition opens May 18, 2009.

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  3. buyafricanantiques.com Le parcours initiatique, ensemble d'expositions et de conférences intitulé "Masques gèlèbè-Art, culture et tradition du Bénin" a été inauguré, jeudi soir, dans les locaux de la mairie, finalement préférée à la chapelle. Le choix de la chapelle Saint-Antoine avait suscité une vive polémique. Le curé de la paroisse de Tréguier avait refusé à l'avenir de célébrer l'office dans la chapelle, si celle-ci accueillait des masques liés à des pratiques de sorcellerie vaudou. Dans un climat apaisé, l'ambassadeur du Bénin auprès de l'UNESCO, Olabiyi Babalola Joseph Yaï, a réagi aux propos du curé. Le reportage est de Valérie Cudennec-Riou. Plus d'infos african-arts.info/masques-gelede.htm

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