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Yorùbá artist. Egúngún Masquerade Dance Costume (paka egúngún), circa 1920–48. Lekewọgbẹ compound, Ògbómọ̀ṣọ́, Ọ̀yọ́ State, Nigeria. Cotton, wool, wood, silk, synthetic textiles (including viscose rayon and acetate), indigo dye, aluminum, 58 × 7 × 70 in. (147.3 × 17.8 × 177.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Sam Hilu, 1998.125. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Virtual Teacher Workshop: The Life of Objects

Tuesday, July 27, and Wednesday, July 28, 11 am–12:30 pm

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Learn about the varied ways works of art move from their communities of origin into museum collections in this two-day professional development workshop for teachers. Using case studies from our Arts of Africa collection, provenance researcher Meghan Bill and educator Michael Reback discuss how museums research the histories of works in their care, and demonstrate how these narratives can connect visual art and global history. Develop interdisciplinary strategies for teaching from objects, and learn to use their histories of ownership in the classroom to engage students with issues of cultural exchange and power.

Registration is $20. A Zoom link will be sent by email. Members receive 10% off. Not a Member? Join today!