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Guide to the Royal Bas-Reliefs of Abomey Conservation Project Records, 1845-2000 and undated (bulk 1994-1997)
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Series I. Core project files, 1845-1998 and undated (bulk 1994-1997)

Physical Description: 17.1 linear feet (29 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The records comprise reports, reference materials, and audiovisual recordings dating 1845-1998 and undated (bulk 1994-1997), relating to the Getty Conservation Institute's conservation of the bas-reliefs at Abomey. The records include preliminary survey forms, graphic representations, before and after treatment photographs, condition reports, technique and current state forms, treatment plans and reports, and before and after slides. The records also include training materials assembled by the Getty Conservation Institute for field project staff use, which cover conservation techniques, procedures, and photo documentation, as well as a set of reference binders consisting of photocopied journal articles, book chapters, and other publications. Additionally, there is video footage documenting the 4th, 5th, and 6th field campaigns as well as unedited footage of the Abomey site. The project reports consist of field reports which span the duration of the field project and document its progress and results. The materials are written in a number of languages, including English, French, and German.

Arrangement note

Materials are arranged into two subseries:
 

Series I.A. Field, training, and reference materials, 1845-1999 and undated (bulk 1994-1997)

Physical Description: 16.5 linear feet (26 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The records, dating 1845-1997 and undated (bulk 1994-1997), document the Getty Conservation Institute's field campaigns to conserve the bas-reliefs at Abomey. The material includes preliminary survey forms, graphic representations, before and after treatment photographs, condition reports, technique and current state forms, treatment plans and reports, and before and after slides. Material also includes training material assembled by the Getty Conservation Institute for field project staff use, which addresses conservation techniques, procedures, and photo documentation, as well as a set of reference binders consisting of photocopied journal articles, book chapters, and other publications related to Abomey and Benin. Additionally, there is unedited video footage of the Abomey site and video footage documenting the 4th, 5th, and 6th field campaigns.

Arrangement note

The materials are arranged by subject into the following categories: Training materials, Conservation documentation binders, Additional field materials, Offprints and references, and Audiovisual materials.
 

Training materials, 1988, 1994-1997, undated

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Campaign training binder, 1994-1997?

Physical Description: (2 folders)
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Campaign training binder, 1994-1997?

Physical Description: (2 folders)
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6th campaign training binder, 1994-1997?

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Photodocumentation training binder, 1994-1997?

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Legends, 1988

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Basic terminology glossaries, undated

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Proforma examples, undated

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Training materials and references copyright permissions correspondence, 1994-1996

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New trainees identification forms, undated

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6th and 7th campaign trainee certificates, 1997

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Training component evaluation report, undated

 

Conservation documentation binders, 1986, 1994-1997

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1. Jarre de terre percée tenue par deux mains, 1986, 1994-1996

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2. Soldat éventrant eun ennemi, 1986, 1995-1997

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3. Lion, 1986, 1994-1995

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4. Recade simple et Akpola, 1986, 1994-1995

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5. Tête attachée a un arbre, 1986, 1995-1997

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6. Lion, 1986, 1994-1995

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7. Recade et fusil, 1986, 1994-1996

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8. Homme/Calao, 1986, 1994-1996

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9. Lion, 1995

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10. Goubassa: Récades de Guezo, 1986, 1996-1997

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11. Soldat tirant dans la bouche d'un ennemi, 1986, 1995-1997

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12. Lion, 1986, 1995

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13. Un sabre/un récade, 1986, 1995-1997

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14. Ennemi subissant un supplice, 1986, 1995-1996

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15. Lion, 1995-1997

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16. Sabre de Migan recade de Kpengala, 1986, 1995-1996

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17. Tête se balançant au cou d'un cheval, 1986, 1994-1996

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18. Lion, 1986, 1994-1995

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19. 2 bâton de chasse, 1986, 1995-1997

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20. Scéne de bataille à trois personnages, 1986, 1994-1995

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21. Lion, 1986, 1996-1997

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22. Goubassa/Hachette, 1986, 1996-1997

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23. Tête au cou d'un cheval, 1986, 1995-1996

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24. Lion, 1986, 1995-1996

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25. Sabre/Hachette, 1986, 1994-1995

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26. Hyéne mangeant un serpent, 1986, 1996-1997

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27. Lion, 1986, 1994-1995

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28. Récade avec tête de cheval/sabre, 1986, 1995-1997

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29. Teste se balançant au cou d'un cheval, 1986, 1995-1996

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30. Lion, 1986, 1995-1997

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32. Caméléon tenant un Goubassa, 1986, 1994-1996

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33. Lion, 1986, 1996-1997

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34. Crâne surmonté d'un bois et recade de Behanzin, 1986, 1994-1995

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35. Daguessou mâle, 1986, 1995

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37. Tête surmonté d'une iarre, 1986, 1995-1996

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38. Daguessou mâle, 1986, 1995-1997

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39. Lion, 1995-1997

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40. Deux hommes buvant dans un verre, 1986, 1996-1997

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45. Eléphant, 1986, 1994-1995

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46. Caïman attrapant un poisson, 1986, 1994-1995, 1997

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47. Chasseur portrant une biche, 1986, 1994-1995

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48. Une nasse et un poisson, 1986, 1996-1997

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49. Kpaligan (héro royal) juché sur un echaffaudage, 1995-1997

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50. Homme portrant un epi de mil sur la tête, 1986, 1994-1995

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51. Soldat décapitant un homme à cheval, 1986, 1996-1997

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52. Soldat décapitant un Geurrier tennant une flûte, 1986, 1995-1997

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53. Scéne de pendaison à 3 personnages, 1986, 1996

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54. Buffle et canard, 1994-1995

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55. Deux guerriers en position de lutte, 1986, 1994-1996

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56. Soldat aboméen enfonçant un couteau, 1986, 1994-1995

 

Additional field materials, 1993-1997, 1999, undated

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Field notebook facsimile, 1994-1997

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Francesca Pique field notebook, 1997

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Soil/mineralogical analysis report and pigment analysis sample collection list, 1993

General note

Please note: Physical samples are available to researchers in the GCI Reference Collection.
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Report on bas-relief sample cross-sections, 1999

General note

Please note: Physical samples are available to researchers in the GCI Reference Collection.
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Supplies inventories, 1995-1996

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Web sling catalogs and instructions, undated

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Abomey FPO scans (low resolution), circa 1999

Physical Description: (1 Jaz disk for Macintosh)
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List of bas-reliefs, undated

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Bas-reliefs inventory and drawings, undated

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Bas-relief transportation and storage plan, undated

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Diagrams and plans, undated

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Visual materials inventories, 1996, undated

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Neuchatel Abomey images: contact sheet photocopies, 1994

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Computer-generated bas-relief reintegration images, 1995

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Signage, undated

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Invitations, undated

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Technicians correspondence, 1994-1996

 

Offprints and references, 1845-1997, undated

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Volume 1, 1845-1988, undated

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Volume 2, 1908-1996, undated

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Volume 3, 1964-1994, undated

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Volume 4, 1984-1996, undated

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Volume 5, 1995-1997, undated

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Abomey Project bibliography and off-prints A-B, 1861-1991, undated

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Abomey Project off-prints C-J, 1895-1934, undated

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Abomey Project off-prints K-N, 1911-1993, undated

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Abomey Project off-prints O-R, 1963-1993, undated

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Abomey Project off-prints S-Z, 1920-1992, undated

 

Audiovisual materials, 1984, 1993-1996, undated

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Abomey Musée Historique walk-through video footage, 1993

Physical Description: (VHS tape: 3 copies)
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Abomey Musée Historique walk-through video footage, 1993

Physical Description: (1 Hi8mm tape)
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Abomey Project inauguration ceremony video, March 7, 1994

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape NTSC copy; 1 VHS tape PAL copy)
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Abomey Project inauguration ceremony video, March 7, 1994

Physical Description: (1 Hi 8mm tape)
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Musée d'Abomey bas-reliefs conservation documentation video footage, November 1994

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
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4th campaign documentation video footage, 1995

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
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4th campaign documentation video footage, March 1995

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
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5th and 6th campaigns documentation video footage, October 1995-March 1996

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
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Magazine Français No. 8: Formation des maires au Togo, Sites rouyaux d'Abomey, et Danses rituelles, 1984

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
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Histoire et Mémoires de Ouidah, 1995

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
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La famille Adjaho en concert, undated

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
 

Series I.B. Project reports, 1993-1998 and undated

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The records comprise field reports, dating 1993-1998 and undated, which span the duration of the field project and document its progress and results. Included are campaign trip reports, overviews, and field reports, written by project leaders Leslie Rainer and Francesca Piqué, which outline the preliminary plans of the project, as well as the progress and results of each of the project field campaigns. Also included are reports written by the project trainees. The campaign reports are in English and are often accompanied by a French translation.

Arrangement note

The materials are arranged in three sets: Initial site report and campaign reports, Trip and project reports, and Project reports by trainees. Within each set of materials the folders are arranged in rough chronological order.
 

Initial site report and campaign reports,

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Report on site visit 15-19 March 1993, April 20, 1993

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1st campaign trip report and notes, November-December 1993

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Report on first campaign, 1993

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Video documentation campaign, January-February 1994

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Training report for 2nd campaign, March 1994

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2nd campaign trip report, June 1994

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3rd campaign overview, November 1994

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3rd campaign field report, February 1995

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3rd campaign photographic documentation report, November 1994

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4th campaign overview, February 1995

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4th campaign overview (French), February 1995

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4th campaign trip report, March-April 1995

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4th campaign field report, 1995

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4th campaign field report (French), 1995

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4th campaign photographic documentation report, March 1995

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5th campaign overview, 1995

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5th campaign trip report and 6th campaign overview, February 1996

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5th and 6th campaigns field report, July 1996

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5th and 6th campaigns field report (French), July 1996

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5th and 6th campaigns photograhic documentation report, 1995-1996

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6th campaign overview, February 1996

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6th campaign trip report, May 1996

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Interim work period trip report, September 1996

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Interim work period photographic documentation report, 1996

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Interim work period and 7th campaign field report, August 1997

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Interim work period and 7th campaign field report (French), August 1997

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7th campaign overview, January 1997

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7th campaign overview (French), January 1997

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7th campaign photographic documentation report, February 1997

 

Trip reports and project reports

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Zugazagoitia reports, 1994-1995

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Leslie Rainer trip report: research on historic documentation of the bas-reliefs of the Royal Palaces of Abomey, 1996

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S. Small and M. Hebrard 6th and 7th campaign reports, 1996-1997

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Abomey Project: conservation of the bas-reliefs from the Adjalala of Glélé at the Royal Palaces of Abomey: final report, May 1998

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Abomey Project: conservation of the bas-reliefs from the Adjalala of Glélé at the Royal Palaces of Abomey: final report (French), May 1998

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Blier report, undated

 

Project reports by trainees

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Léonard Ahonon, 1994-1996

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Justin Alaro, 1994-1997

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Dorothé Ayadokoun, 1994-1995

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Adigninou Janvier Houlonon, 1996

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Gilbert Kinkin, 1995-1997

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Dorothé Mizechoun, 1994-1996

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Constant Noanti, 1996

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Constant Samson, 1995

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Abomey technicians reports, 1995-1996

 

Series II. Project dissemination and promotion, 1993-1999 and undated

Physical Description: 3.2 linear feet (10 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The records, dating 1993-1999 and undated, consist of internal and external press articles about the bas-relief conservation project in Abomey and the Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) participation in the project. The materials include the GCI Conservation Newsletter articles featuring the Abomey conservation project and an interview with Rachida de Souza (Director of Benin's Department of Cultural Heritage). Also included are presentations, publications, and audiovisual recordings focused on the project.
The press materials comprise internal and external press articles regarding Abomey and the Getty Conservation Institute's participation in the project. The GCI Conservation Newsletter articles feature the Abomey project and an interview with Rachida de Souza (Director of Benin's Department of Cultural Heritage). The presentation materials consist of content from presentations about the Getty Conservation Institute's participation in the Abomey conservation project. Materials date 1993-1999.
The conference materials, dating 1995-1997, 1999 and undated, document the planning and execution of the international conference, "Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d'Abomey," held in the Republic of Benin in September 1997. The materials comprise administrative records and planning documents, including proposals, outlines, budgets, correspondence, agreements, and images permissions; conference ephemera, including programs, invitations, and other materials given to conference participants; and the published conference proceedings. Also included are video recordings of the opening and closing ceremony of the conference in various formats.
The book publication materials, dating from 1996 and 1999, consist of the book proposal and final publication of Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls, a Getty Conservation Institute publication that provides an overview of the bas-relief conservation project at Abomey.
The audiovisual materials, dating from 1995, consist of an animated short featuring the bas-reliefs of Abomey, which may have been shown at the international conference Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d'Abomey.

Arrangement note

Materials are arranged in four sets: Press releases, articles, and presentations; "Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d' Abomey" international conference; Palace Sculptures of Abomey publication; and Audiovisual materials.

Access Information

With the exception of materials that have been marked restricted or confidential, the records described in accession 2013.IA.28 are available for use by qualified researchers.
 

Press releases, articles, and presentations,

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Abomey Project press release, 1994

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Internal GCI publications regarding Abomey conservation project, 1993, undated

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External writings regarding Abomey and conservation project, 1993-1998, undated

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GCI Conservation Newsletter Vol. 11, No. 1, 1996

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GCI Conservation Newsletter Vol. 12, No. 1 (French), 1996

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Interview with Rachida de Souza, Département du Patrimoine Culturel, December 8, 1995

Physical Description: (1 analog audiocassette)
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Interview with Rachida de Souza, Département du Patrimoine Culturel, December 10, 1995

Physical Description: (1 analog audiocassette)
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ICOM-CC Abomey presentation text, 1999

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"Getty Now" presentation text and photocopies of slides, 1997

 

"Passé, Présent, et Futur des Palais e Sites Royaux d' Abomey" international conference,

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Conference proposals, 1995

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Conference outline and trip report, 1997

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Conference planning documents, 1995

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Conference fact sheet, 1997

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Correspondence: Alain Godonou/PREMA, 1996-1997

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Correspondence: Gael de Guichen/ICCROM, 1997-1998

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Correspondence: Ministry of Culture and Communications, 1995-1997

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Correspondence: Constant Samson, 1997

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Correspondence: Rachida de Souza, 1997

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Conference announcement, circa 1997

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Conference invitation, 1997

Physical Description: (3 copies)
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Conference budget, 1996-1997

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Conference agreement, 1997

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Motel d'Abomey letter of agreement, 1997

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Conference participants letters of agreement, 1997

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Conference contacts database, [undated]

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Conference proceedings images permissions, 1999

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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List of conference participants, 1997

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Conference program, 1997

Physical Description: (3 copies)
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Invitations for conference opening and closing ceremonies and receptions, 1997

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Conference opening speech by Giora Solar (printed version), 1997

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Opening ceremony introductory remarks by Emmanuel Voglozin, 1997

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Communication to the conference from the vice-president of the "Cansah," circa 1997

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Conference closing speech by Miguel Angel Corzo (printed version), 1997

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Motion of African professionals, circa 1997

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Conference press kit, circa 1997

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Conference stationery, circa 1997

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Conference ephemera, circa 1997

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Conference evaluation forms, circa 1997

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Conference proceedings, 1999

Physical Description: (printed version, 3 copies)
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Conference t-shirt, circa 1997

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Conference tote bag, circa 1997

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Conference opening ceremony video footage, circa September 1997

Physical Description: (4 VHS tapes)
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Conference opening ceremony video footage, circa September 1997

Physical Description: (1 Betacam copy)
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Unedited conference opening and closing ceremony video footage, 1997

Physical Description: (6 VHS tapes)
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Conference video footage, 1997

Physical Description: (set of 4 Hi8 tapes)
 

Palace Sculptures of Abomey publication,

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Publication idea proposal, 1996

 

Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls by Francesca Pique and Leslie H. Rainer, with contributions by Jerome C. Alladaye, Rachida de Souza-Ayari, Suzanne Preston Blier, 1999

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Palace Sculptures of Abomey: History Told on Walls final printed version, 1999

 

Audiovisual materials,

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Abomey Animation (English), 1995

Physical Description: (1 VHS copy, 1 S-VHS master copy)
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Abomey Animation (French), 1995

Physical Description: (2 VHS copies, 1 NTSC S-VHS master copy)
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Abomey Animation by Candice Pinchart, edited version, 1999

Physical Description: (1 Betacam master)
 

Series III. Exhibitions, 1994-1995, 1997, 1999-2000, and undated

Physical Description: 2.2 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The records, dating from 1994-1995, 1997, 1999-2000, and undated, consist of documents relating to two different exhibitions; 1) the permanent exhibition of the bas-reliefs of the royal palaces of Abomey at the Musée Historique d'Abomey, and 2) an exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts focused on the tradition and conservation of bas-relief art in Benin, West Africa.
The Musée Historique d'Abomey exhibition materials, dating 1994-1995, 1997, and undated, comprise documents relating to the permanent exhibition of the bas-reliefs of the Royal Palaces of Abomey at the Musée Historique d'Abomey, including the exhibition plan, layout, text, and signage.
The Kennedy Center exhibition materials, dating 1999-2000 and undated, document the joint exhibition between the Getty Conservation Institute and the Kennedy Center on the tradition and conservation of bas-relief art in Benin, West Africa. The materials include administrative records, such as correspondence, budgets, schedules, image reproduction rights and music permissions, and an exhibition agreement. The materials also include ephemera from the exhibition, such as brochures and invitations, as well as press releases, printouts of the exhibit website, and images of the exhibit.

Arrangement note

Materials are arranged into two sets based on the venue of the exhibition: Musée Historique d'Abomey and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Access Information

With the exception of materials that have been marked restricted or confidential, the records described in accession 2013.IA.28 are available for use by qualified researchers.
 

Abomey bas-relief exhibition at Musée Historique d'Abomey,

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Document on the future of the Abomey bas-reliefs: permanent exhibition after conservation, 1994-1995

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Object list and storage locations for originals, February 1997

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Permanent exhibition layout, 1997

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Permanent exhibit Getty Conservation Institute plaque mock-up, 1997

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Musée Historique d'Abomey exhibit text, undated

 

Abomey bas-relief exhibition at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,

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Correspondence, 1999-2000

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Exhibit storyline, schedule, and letter of intent, undated

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Exhibit technical sheet master, undated

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Exhibit artifacts inventory, 2000

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Exhibit trip report, 2000

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Exhibit final design development presentation, 2000

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Exhibit opening guest list, 2000

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Exhibit opening invitation, 2000

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Invitation for reception honoring Cyprien Tokoudagba, 2000

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Exhibit brochures, circa 2000

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Exhibit docent script, undated

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Exhibition press releases and articles, 2000

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Exhibit images, undated

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Exhibit website, 2000

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Cyprien Tokoudagba, Dance and Music from Benin video recording, circa 1999

Physical Description: (1 Betacam master)
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Budget, 1999

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Exhibition agreement, 2000

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Exhibit images reproduction rights, 2000

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Cyprien Tokoudagba contract and visa, 1999-2000

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
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Angelique Kidjo music permissions correspondence, 2000

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
 

Series IV. History Told on Walls video production, 1994-1998 and undated

Physical Description: 8.5 linear feet (16 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The materials, dating 1994-1997, comprise audiovisual recordings and production records about the Getty Conservation Institute's video production History Told on Walls, which documents the Abomey bas-relief conservation field project. The materials include project proposals and outlines, correspondence, budgets, filming permissions, and scripts. The audiovisual materials include raw video footage of scenes used in the final production, as well as final video production in French and English. Raw video footage may also include scenes that do not appear in the final edit. Audiovisual formats include Betacam, Hi8mm, VHS, analog audiocassette, and DVD.

Arrangement note

Material is intellectually arranged with documentation of the project first, followed by a description of the audiovisual material.

Access Information

With the exception of materials that have been marked restricted or confidential, the records described in accession 2013.IA.28 are available for use by qualified researchers.
Original recordings are restricted. Use copies do not exist for all audio or video recordings in this collection. The production of use copies is required before access can be granted and may add a delay to research requests. Advanced notice is required for the production of use copies.
 

Project documentation

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Initial proposal and outline, circa 1995

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History Told on Walls script, 1997

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Script outline, undated

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History Told on Walls report, undated

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Correspondence, 1994-1997

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Film budget, 1995

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
Box 2013.IA.28-28

Stephen Rickerby letter of agreement, 1996

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
Box 2013.IA.28-28

Filming permissions, 1994

Access Information

RESTRICTED.
 

Audiovisual material and transcript

Access Information

Original recordings are restricted. Use copies do not exist for all audio or video recordings in this collection. The production of use copies is required before access can be granted and may add a delay to research requests. Advanced notice is required for the production of use copies.
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Benin raw video footage, 1994

Physical Description: (set of 9 VHS tapes)
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Video footage of images from Abomey, 1995

Physical Description: (set of 2 VHS tapes)
Box 2013.IA.28-46

Dance and Music from Benin, 1998

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape, NTSC)
 

Benin II raw video footage:

Physical Description: (set of 21 VHS tapes)
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Benin II, 1996

Physical Description: (13 VHS tapes)
Box 2013.IA.28-34

Benin II, undated

Physical Description: (8 VHS tapes)
 

History Told on Walls raw video footage:

Physical Description: (set of 67 tapes)
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History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995

Physical Description: (14 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 1A through 9A, and 1C through 5C)
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History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995

Physical Description: (14 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 6C through 19C)
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History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995

Physical Description: (14 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 20C through 34C)
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History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995

Physical Description: (14 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 35C through 45C)
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History Told on Walls raw video footage, 1995

Physical Description: (11 Betacam tapes: 3.75 inches x 6 inches; numbered 46C through 56C)
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Audio interview with King Agoli Agbo, undated

Physical Description: (1 analog audiocassette tape)
Box 2013.IA.28-27

Transcript of interview with King Agoli Agbo, 1996

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History Told on Walls first draft, undated

Physical Description: (1 VHS tape)
Box 2013.IA.28-30

History Told on Walls: conservation of the bas-reliefs of Abomey (Benin promotional video), undated

Physical Description: (VHS tape: 2 copies)
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History Told on Walls, 1996-1997

Physical Description: (1 VHS PAL conversion master; 3 NTSC VHS copies; 4 VHS SECAM V copies; 1 PAL DVD copy; 1 NTSC DVD copy)
Box 2013.IA.28-42

History Told on Walls, undated

Physical Description: (3 Betacam NTSC 3/4" U-matic copies; 1 Betacam PAL conversion master; 1 SECAM V conversion master)
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L'histoire racontée sur les murs, 1997

Physical Description: (3 PAL VHS copies; 4 NTSC VHS copies; 1 PAL DVD copy)
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L'histoire racontée sur les murs, undated

Physical Description: (1 Betacam PAL conversion master)
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L'histoire racontée sur les murs, undated

Physical Description: (2 Betacam 3/4" U-matic copy; 2 Betacam QCED copies)
Box 2013.IA.28-41

The Getty Conservation Institute: the bas-reliefs project in Abomey, Benin (select tape, work in progress), undated

Physical Description: (3 VHS copies)