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Headdress Mask/ Bamileke/ Republic of Cameroon

Headdress Mask/ Bamileke/ Republic of Cameroon
Photography by Kijuro Yahagi

The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama

2208-1, Isshiki, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0111
Tel. +81 46 875 2800

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The Collection of National Museum of Ethnology ―
Beads in Africa

4 August- 21 October 2012



We will be presenting 200 works made of beads in Africa, which are the collection of National Museum of Ethnology. The beadworks are made of various kinds of materials, such as bird's egg shells, seeds from nature, or artificial objects that were traded between Europe and Asia from the 16th Century, like metal, glass, and plastic. In the exhibition, there will be many different kinds of necklaces and bracelets, which differ from each region.
However, African beadworks are used not only for woman's fashion but also for ceremonies and spiritual ways, by covering figures of animals or peoples all with beads. They also represent one's identity, meaning richness, or one's age, or civil status.
Please view these enchanted works of beads in Africa carried on hand by hand through human's history, and we hope this exhibition gives the opportunity to examine how African beads culture has highly developed in our culture.



[Lecture 1]
"Africa, the World of Beads"
YOSHIDA Kenji, professor of National Museum of Ethnology, will talk about the beadworks of Africa. (only available in Japanese)

Saturday, August 4, 2012 14.00-15.30
Auditorium
No bookings needed, first 70 applicants, free




[Lecture 2]
"The Collection of National Museum of Ethnology―through the Fieldworks"
IKEYA Kazunobu, professor of National Museum of Ethnology, will talk about the collection of National Museum of Ethnology, and how they have collected through their fieldwork.(only available in Japanese)

Saturday, September 30, 2012 14.00-15.30
Auditorium
No bookings needed, first 70 applicants, free




[Guest Talk]
"The great variety of African Music"
Peter BARAKAN, broadcaster, will talk about African music.(only available in Japanese)

Saturday, September 1, 2012 14.00-15.30
Auditorium
Booking needed, first 70 applicants, free
Please apply via FAX or E-mail with event title, your name, address, E-mail address and Tel/Fax number.
FAX:046-875-2968 / E-mail:public@moma.pref.kanagawa.jp




[Workshop 1]
"NANDEMO Beads Accessory"
Let's design your own "beads" accessory, but we will be using objects that you see in daily life. Seto, graphic designer, will take you to the exhibition together, and let you think of designing colors and patterns. (only available in Japanese)

Sunday, August 26, 2012
11.00-12.30 / 14.00-15.30
Auditorium, gallery
Booking needed, 10 applicants for each term (drawing lots if there are more than 20 applicants)
Application fee: 500yen (exhibition tickets will be needed for over high school students)
Deadline for applying: 12 August
Please apply via FAX or E-mail with event title, your name, address, E-mail address and Tel/Fax number.
FAX:046-875-2968 / E-mail:public@moma.pref.kanagawa.jp




[Workshop 2]
"My Original TSUBU TSUBU Mask"
Draw the colors on the printed white shapes of shells and design your own mask!

Sunday, August 5 / September 2 / October 7, 2012
10.00-12.00 / 13.00-15.00
Auditorium
No bookings needed, free


[Curator's Talk]
Exhibition curator will talk about this exhibition in the gallery. (Only available in Japanese)

Saturday, August 25/ Monday・Holiday, September 17/ Saturday, October 13
14.00-14.30
No bookings needed, free with exhibition ticket




Closed

Mondays(except September 17, October 8)

Museum hours

9:30-17:00(the last admission at 16:30)

Admissions

Adults 1000 yen (900 yen)
Under 20 and Students 850 yen (750 yen)
65 and over 500 yen
High school students 100 yen

  • 20 or more persons' group are reduction charge in brackets.
  • Students under junior high school age are no charge. Disabled visitors are also no charge.
  • "Family Communication Day" - reduced entry for all family members (except for 65 and over) accompanied by children under 18 on the first Sunday of every month.


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