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Museum Africa loan of tunic to Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

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Temporary export permit for the loan of S.A. War khaki tunic to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

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The National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. is presenting an exhibition entitled “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa” from 22 April 2013 to 4 January 2014. The lead curator of the exhibition is Dr. Karen E Milbourne, and she will explore how individuals and communities visually mediate their relationship with the land upon which they live, work and frame their days. The exhibition will consist of about 100 works. The NMAfA is asking to borrow from Museum Africa an S A War khaki tunic with scenes on it drawn in black ink by an unknown artist, c1900, accession number MA1967-709. The tunic to be shown in a section called “Strategies of the Surface”.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 10:07

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1238

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