1 jun 2010

Les Gan du Burkina Faso

Activity: Book presentation
Title: Les Gan du Burkina Faso
Author: Daniela Bagnolo
Place: Fischbacher Art Books, 33 rue de Seine, Paris
Webpage: www.librairiefischbacher.fr
Pages: 176
Price: 35 €
Publisher: Fondation Culturelle Musée Barbier-Mueller
In March 2010 was presented the Barbier-Mueller Museum Cultural Foundation with the support of Vacheron Constantin to an audience of special guests and journalists gathered at the Primitive Art Museum on Quai Branly in Paris. The purpose of this foundation is to bear testimony to the forgotten peoples and little-known cultures, and to provide international support for anthropological observatory missions, publications and conferences.
This partnership has given rise to the noteworthy collection of “Métiers d’Art – Les Masques” watches, and expresses the brand’s attachment to the colourful tapestry of the human race, however diverse and remote. This project has already taken the form of sponsoring two studies.
The first one is already published and will be presented next saturday 9th of October at the Fischbacher library in Paris by its author, the italian anthropologist Daniela Bognolo a specialist on Burkina Faso, and deals with a “little-known ethic group”, the Gan.
The second, carried out by Alain-Michel Boyer among the Wan, Mona and Koyaga peoples of central Ivory Coast, should be released by the end of the year.

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