Egyptian Art is African Art.
A Call for Museums to Address Problematic Narratives
Egypt is in Africa. So why are “Egyptian Art” and “African Art” displayed separately in most major encyclopedic museums? The answer is complex and problematic.
From their inception, museums have been in the business of constructing and communicating narratives. They are public service institutions designed to educate and hold important art and objects in the public trust. And, they have more influence when it comes to contributing to our sense of national identity than…