A Benin sculpture is facing the auction block.
An Edo Bronze from the Kingdom of Benin, not dated, L. 16″
General information about the sale of this particular object can be found at
Christie’s catalogue for this sale of art from Africa, Oceania, and North America.
This article by Erin Thompson gives you some context for the sale on June 29, 2020.
Follow-up June 30: The link to the catalogue does not work and this bronze does not appear among the
objects in the sale.
How will this develop at the
Quai Branly Museum in Paris? Read more in Fayah Nayeri’s New York Times article of June 5, 2020.
museum’s website you can link to a variety of tours to explore their collections.
You can also explore collections from places around the globe from
What object(s) would you contribute to a museum to represents your experience of the COVID-19 pandemic? Read Adam Popescu’s
article from the New York Times (May 25, 2020) to see what museums are collecting and the questions that arise from the act of collecting and deciding what is collected.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel’s “Toilet Paper Hoarder, Manhattan NYC” was submitted to the Museum of the City of New York‘s #CovidStoriesNYC project. Credit: Ruben Natal-San Migue, via Museum of the City of New York How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums Are Already Deciding
…and their heritage in museums.