This panel discussion examines the role of museums in bringing the work of African artists to the consciousness of the contemporary world. The topics covered include the participants’ first meaningful encounters with contemporary African art, the role of the curator of contemporary African art in the museum, and the age-old question about presenting contemporary African art in art and/or ethnology museums. The panelists also examine questions relating to accessioning and (re) presentation of African artists in the permanent collection, and they cover the place of contemporary African art relative to the “traditional” and Western contemporary.

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