|Museums of Masks|
|Written by OXIMA|
|Sunday, 30 May 2010 05:42|
Gallery Peaceful Wind (USA)
129 W. San Francisco Street Santa Fe, N.M. 87501 U.S.A.
This gallery is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. It collected masks from India, Nepal, Tibet and Southeast Asia. Gallery announced another section - masks the peoples of the Himalayas. You can view photos at web-site of gallery.
International Museum of Carnival and masks (Belgium)
Musee international du Carnaval et du Masque
Rue Saint Moustier, 10-7130 Binche, Belgium
The museum was founded in 1975, is located in a medieval building. The museum funds have more than 7000 exhibits of European and carnivals, and masks from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania. In addition, the museum has an extensive library and Multimedia, which contains materials that provide insight on the use of masks in different parts of the world.
Hahoe Mask Museum (Korea)
287, Hahoe-ri, Pungchun-myun Andong-city, Kyungsangbuk-do, Korea
This museum is located in Andong, Korea, and is a remarkable collection of Korean ritual masks.Each character in line with some of the ritual mask, all these characters was 14, among them such as: Bride, Butcher, Fool, and others. Reached our days, only 11 of these masks, the other for whatever reason no longer used. Some of these types of masks (for example, mask the Clown) has an interesting feature: the sliding jaw, so that if an actor in the mask leaned back to laugh, the mask represents a smiling face with the wide-open mouth, and if he tilts his head down when angry, then the mask has an angry expression with the mouth closed.
Ethnographic Museum in Antwerp (Belgium)
Ethnographic Museum (Etnografisch Museum)
This museum contains about 2500 objects relating to the culture of the peoples of West and Central Africa, as well as various ethnic groups in the Pacific.
Douglas Yaney Art Gallery (USA)
The gallery was founded in 1994 and is located in Florida (USA). The gallery features the art of African tribes, the Haitian Paintings and Pre-Columbian Art. This is collection of masks of different tribes and different purposes.
International Museum of masks (Germany)
internationales maskenmuseum mi.stoehr
5 km from Augsburg direction Memmingen
This museum collection contains about 5000 masks from around the world: from Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Oceania. Of particular interest are the masks of Indian tribes of North America, for example, Iroquois masks. Also you can watch movies and slide shows on various carnival processions and buy or rent books.