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Musée national du Mali

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    • Mali. Musée national
    • Musée de Bamako
    • Musée national de Bamako
    • National Museum of Mali
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    • found: Hamdallahi, capitale de l'Empire peul ... 1990:t.p. (Musée national du Mali) p. 11 (Musée national de Bamako)
    • found: Directory of museums in Africa, 1990:p. 103 (Musée national du Mali, Bamako)
    • found: Living memory, c2003:credits (Musée national du Mali; National Museum of Mali)
    • found: Archive ouverte UNIGE, Gallay, Alain. Peintures rupestres récentes du bassin du Niger (propos de recherches), in Journal de la Société des africanistes, vol. 34, no. 1, 1964:page 130 (Moussa Oumar Sy, director of the Musée de Bamako)
    • found: Wikipedia, viewed July 28, 2022(National Museum of Mali (Musée national du Mali), an archaeological and anthropoligical museum of African art, in Bamako; began under French colonial rule as the Sudanese Museum, part of the Institut Français d'Afrique Noire (IFAN) under Théodore Monod, opened on February 14, 1953, under the direction of Ukrainian archaeologist Y. Shumowskyi, who had worked in the museum for 9 years, gathering nearly 3000 of the holdings; with independence of the Republic of Mali in 1960, it became the [National] Museum [of Mali], with new objectives of promoting national unity and celebrating Malian traditional culture; lack of funding and qualified personnel caused some deterioration in collections; with the election of former archaeologist Alpha Oumar Konaré as Malian president in 1992, the museum's funding increased considerably; in June 2006 the director of the museum, Samuel Sidibé signed an agreement of collaboration with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), to provide the museum with a new information technology system and improve its conservation facilities; digital database of the museum's collections and digital archive of images and sounds will be created)
    • found: Musée national du Mali website, July 28, 2022A propos de nous! (created during the colonial era like most [African] national museums, in 1953 by Georges Szumowski, French archaeologist of Polish origin then in charge of the section soudanaise, Institut Français d'Afrique Noire (IFAN) headquartered in Dakar; at independence the musée soudanais de Bamako [not found in OCLC] became Musée National du Mali, with goals of promoting an authentic culture and strengthening national unity; the museum was moved several times from 1962 to 1980, resulting in loss of documentation and even of objects; construction of its current site began in 1981 and it was inaugurated on March 8, 1982; in 2001 it was expanded to open it more to the public and diversify exhibitions; in 2010 the spatial fusion of the museum with the arboretum, then the botanical garden, places it in the center of a favorable institutional grouping)
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    • 1992-02-05: new
    • 2022-07-29: revised
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