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Masks and masking

Masks assume a variety of roles and they are present in every society in one form or another. Masks are worn primarily as part of a costume or they can be used as a method of defence. The primary purpose of the masking tradition is to hide the wearer’s identity. This often provides an anonymity that allows […]


This butterfly is part of Major AB Gay’s collection and was collected somewhere along the Upper Uelle River in Congo. Major Gay was a curator at the Museum and spent...

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