Collection Makerere Art Gallery Pt.1

After the public symposium (Hi)Stories of Exhibition Making 1960 -1990, a further, more practical cooperation between Iwalewahaus colleagues and the Kampala based research group at Makerere University began. Siegrun Salmanian and Lara Buchmann were invited to suppport the work with the collection at Makerere Art Gallery. The rest of the month September until October, both of them inventoried a major part of the graphic collection at Makerere Art Gallery. That process included cleaning, minor restoring techniques such as removing mounting boards, measuring, gathering data, photographing, creating a standardized system, digitizing as well as the proper storing of the work. This task became a necessity not only as it is crucial for the research with the collection but also because the first consequent inventorization process of the collection was begun only for the major part of the collection – paintings, and no archival base neither for graphics, photographs, sculptures, ceramics nor installations was made. Meanwhile junior researcher Hasifah Mukyala continued with the process of inventorying the paintings.Senior researchers George Kyeyune and Angelo Kakande were consulted from time to time to clarify questionmarks concerning the artists of the graphics. The last days of their work, they introduced Martha Kazungu to the tasks to continue the project as a pile of graphics was found again, between the major part of stored paintings, when they had finished their work.

(c) Martha Kazungu - Siegrun Salmanian & Lara Buchmann workin g at Makerere Art Gallery Collection (1).JPG
(c) Martha Kazungu – Siegrun Salmanian & Lara Buchmann working at Makerere Art Gallery Collection

 

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