February the 22nd – March the 9th 2013: Africa’s Gift to the World

Following the success of the exhibition “What we owe to Africa” presented from October 2010 until January 2012 in the Museum Dauphinois (Grenoble, France), the Institute Imagine is pleased to introduce to you – during the celebration of its 10th anniversary – the exhibition “Africa’s Gift to the World” from February the 22nd until March the 9th 2013.

Africa’s Gift to the World exhibition will present a panorama of African History, from the birth of Humanity until contemporary goals including different African Empires, slavery and the colonial ordeal through paintings, photography, African art objects, and archeological pieces.

The exhibition will be opened from January the 22nd through March 9th 2013, non-stop from 9am till 5.30pm at the Imagine Institute (Sector 27).

With the support of the Musée Dauphinois, the Conseil Général de l’Isère, Culture et Développement and the Institut Français de Ouagadougou.

Exhibition scenography:
Birth and Prehistory

          In the RIFT Valley (the humanity origins)
          Archeological pieces legends
          Prehistoric Africa
          Ancient cite wall: Zimbabwe
          Nomad pastor in the Omo valley

Empire Cité Chartes

          Kingdom, Empires or cite-States?
          Text of the Mandé Chart
          Chart illustration

Slavery, colonial ordeal, colonies as human reservoir:

          Convoyed richness
          Slavery – Boat – Code Noir
          Slavery abolition and racism
          Slavery abolition
          Colonial expansion
          150 Dahomeans
          Africa’s share
          Colonial propaganda
          King Kongo’s baptism
          Colonial exhibitions
          North-African soldiers
          On what we take
          On consumed spaces

Contemporary spaces

          Corruption, traffic, fiscal escape
          On meeting difficulties
          On masks’ life and death
          On African people’s culture
          On African cultures and their contribution to Humanity
          On the myth of the origins

February the 28th – March the 2nd 2011 : “Black Africa’s contribution to the development of Science and Technology ”
March 2-3 2009: “African art, History, Science and Technology”


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