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Naga : awe-inspiring beauty

Michel Draguet (author)

Naga : awe-inspiring beauty

Taking an approach that is equal parts anthropological and art historical, this lavishly illustrated volume offers a rare look at the art, artifacts, and culture of the Naga people, an ethnic group spanning several tribes native to northeastern India and northwestern Myanmar. The book seeks to shed light on this geographically isolated and historically insular people, identifying cultural aspect
Title
Naga : awe-inspiring beauty
Author
Michel Draguet
Language
English
Publisher
Brussels: Mercatorfonds, 2018
419 p. : ill.
ISBN
9789462302037 (Mercatorfonds, hardback) 9780300233254 (Yale University Press, hardback)
Placing suggestion
India 954.1 (SISO) Traditionele volken (ZIZO)

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Michel Draguet

Michel Draguet (born 23 January 1964) is a Belgian art historian, professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles, and the director and CEO of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium since May 2005. Draguet is a member of the board of the federal administration for science: the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO).

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Michel Draguet oversaw the Museum of Oldmasters, the Fin-de-siècle Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Magritte Museum and two private artistic houses: the Antoine Wiertz Workplace and the Meunier House.

In 2015, with 767.355 visitors, The Royal Fine Arts Museum of Belgium was considered as the 82nd museum in the world (Top 100 Art Museum Attendance).

Following the bombing attack in Brussels in March 2016, the museum lost 40% of its attendance. Since 2016, the institution rebuilt its position. In 2017, The Royal Fine Arts Museum of Belgium is the leading c…Read more on Wikipedia