On collecting southern African art: interrogating private collecting practices and the construction of 'traditional' southern African art as 'national' and 'cultural heritage'

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dc.contributor.author Blanckenberg, Leigh Deborah
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-14T12:22:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-14T12:22:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11754
dc.description M.A. University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Humanities (Art History), 2012 en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation critically engages Karel Nel’s personal/private collection of southern African art in relation to other collections to which he is connected. An examination of Nel’s collecting practices is conducted, after an extensive comparison with the public collections held by both the Wits Art Museum and the Johannesburg Art Gallery. I then investigate the degree of influence between his private collecting praxes and the collecting praxes of the selected public institutions. It is argued that this helps to establish the degree to which private collecting influences the creation of what is understood as ‘national’ and ‘cultural heritage’ in public collections of southern African art. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.title On collecting southern African art: interrogating private collecting practices and the construction of 'traditional' southern African art as 'national' and 'cultural heritage' en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA


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