Turkana Arts and Crafts (Exhibition)

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1948 - 1948

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Exhibition. Open in Fall 1948. Location unknown within the American Museum of Natural History. Turkana Arts and Crafts featured objects collected from the Turkana people of Kenya by the Morden African Expedition.

Turkana Arts and Crafts featured objects collected from the Turkana people of Kenya by the Morden African Expedition. The location of the exhibition within the Museum is not provided in Museum documentation. The objects were collected by the Morden African Expedition, which included expedition members William Morden, Irene Morden, and R. Kepler Lewis (1, 336).

This is a condensed summary of the exhibition. For additional information, see Sources and/or Related Resources.

Sources

    (1) "Exhibits and Expeditions: Rare African Collection." Natural History (September 1948): 336.

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Related Corporate, Personal, and Family Names

Lewis, Ralph Kepler
Field assistant on Morden Africa Expedition who made studies of the Turkana people (1, 1948, p. 336)
Morden African Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1947)
Exhibition featured objects collected on expedition (1, 1948, p. 336)
Morden, Irene
Expedition member, presented objects in exhibition to Museum (1, 1948, p. 336)
Morden, William James 1886-1958
Expedition leader, presented objects in exhibition to Museum (1, 1948, p. 336)

Related Resources

American Museum of Natural History Special Collections photographic drawers
Repository: AMNH Special Collections. [Black and white photo prints of exhibition on view]
Natural history
"Exhibits and Expeditions: Rare African Collection." Natural History (September 1948): 336.

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