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 Post subject: Two Naga exhibits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:43 am 
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I know that we have forum members with a particular interest in the Naga. I am grateful to form members Digna and Neil Ryan for information on two current exhibitions in Switzerland on the Naga and also three books/catalgoues. I am posting information on the latter on the Books section of this forum ... php?t=1283.

At the Museum der Kulturen, Basle - "NAGA: A FORGOTTEN MOUNTAIN REGION REDISCOVERED" from 22.08.08—17.05.09 .

"Until a few years ago, the territory of the Naga people in the border area of Northeast India and Myanmar (Burma) appeared as a blank spot on Western world maps. Today, after having been sealed off for many years, travellers are allowed back into the area which became the federal state Nagaland in 1963. Against this background the Museum der Kulturen now sheds light on the aesthetically exceptional cultural heritage of this people in a special exhibition. For the first time select pieces from Naga collections that were assembled over the last 120 years by the museums in Berlin, Munich and Basel are being shown to the public.

The Naga people, who number approximately 30 different ethnic groups, live in a mountainous region on the border between Northeast India and Myanmar (Burma). Once, they used to be feared as fierce warriors, even resisting British colonial rule tenaciously for a long time. Not only anthropologists and travellers but also colonial administrators were fascinated by this proud and status-conscious culture with its elaborate feasts of merit and its practice of head-hunting."

There is information on the web at ... bition.php A catalogue accompanies the exhibit - see forum thread ... php?t=1283

There is complementary exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich showing a under the title "Naga - Schmuck und Asche" from 7 June 2008 to 1 March 2009.

See information on the web at ... /naga.html The University of Zurich has another interesting book/catalogue available - see details on the same forum thread ... php?t=1283

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