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Title:The legacy of Pierre Fatumbi Verger in the Whydah Historical Museum (Benin): development of an ambivalent concept of hybridity
Author:Seiderer, AnnaISNI
Year:2013
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 1558-2744)
Volume:40
Pages:295-312
Language:English
Geographic term:Benin
Subjects:museums
photography
About person:Pierre Edouard Leopold Verger (1902-1996)ISNI
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2013.12
Abstract:This article analyses the ambivalent legacy of Pierre Verger in the Whydah Historical Museum (Benin). Created in the Portuguese fort once used for the Atlantic slave trade and transformed into a museum in 1967, it is dedicated to the history of the region and its cultural consequences. This article examines the distinction between the way Verger used his photographs as a tool for anthropological exploration and the reinterpretation of those pictures by way of an ideological discourse once they were fixed in a museological context. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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