Research on the Harris Klein Collection of African Art
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The purpose of this master’s project was to catalogue the Harris Klein Collection of African Art to facilitate its use and incorporate the information into the museum’s database. The Harris Klein Collection includes pieces from several different ethnic groups in western and central Africa. The subsequent research is ordered geographically from northwest to 2 southeast. The map in Appendix I follows the cultures described in the paper. An example from the Harris Klein collection is referenced by its 2008.02.xxx accession number next to its description in the paper. A table following each culture group lists all of the objects from the collection for that group. The objects can then be looked up in Appendix II, which includes the museum database forms from the collection. These forms provide additional information such as the object’s description, photograph and measurements. The collection is housed at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology.
A project submitted to the Department of Anthropology of Wichita State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts