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Reflection 1 - Jare Melanie Philip MUSC 050: World, Music,...

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Jare Melanie Philip MUSC 050: World, Music, and Cultures Reflection 1 Penn Museum: Imagine Africa On September 18 th , the Penn Museum opened a new exhibit entitled Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum , which begins a twelve-month re-installation of the current Africa collection. Upon entering, there is a brief introduction that asks visitors to reflect upon their thoughts about the continent. It asks of readers, “How do you imagine Africa?” before providing a brief history of the continent and background on the new exhibit. The Penn museum notes that this is a new interpretation of the older collection, an “exciting framework” to learn about the history and cultures of Africa. To accomplish this, the exhibit has been divided into seven different themes: fashion, religion, healing, change, creating, power, and beauty. Each section displays items from the past that illustrate that speak to the theme of the section. For example in “Imagine: Fashion”, one of the items on display included
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course HSOC 430 taught by Professor Andriajohnson during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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