On 11 June 2016 at 17:00

Whispering Woods – the great Lobi statuary

Viviane Baeke

 Viviane Baeke holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where she was, from 1986 to 1990, assistant to professors Luc de Heusch and Pierre de Maret.

From 1990 to 2015, she held the position of curator in the Ethnographic department of the Royal Museum of Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium). She still works there as a consultant. In 1997, she was honored with the “prix Henry Lavachery”, awarded by the Académie royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique for her thesis published in 2004 by the Société d’Ethnologie of the Université Paris X (Collection Sociétés africaines, Nanterre) entitled “Le Temps des Rites : Ordre du monde et destin individuel en pays wuli” (Cameroun). In 2010, she helped to establish the “ Joseph-Aurélien Cornet permanent exhibition room” at the Institut des Musées nationaux du Congo in Kinshasa, DR Congo. For several years, her researches focused mainly on the ritual art from Central Africa and most notably on the dialogue between art and the symbolic and ritual systems of the various cultural communities from DR Congo and Cameroon, themes to which she dedicated several publications.



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Viviane Baeke