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Master Thesis

Le palais musée Kotoko de Gaoui au Tchad et ses enjeux patrimoniaux

Abstract : "  [i] The dying African architectural heritage is a socio-cultural emergency [/i] ". This quote comes from an article in which Mathias Agbo Junior makes the following observation: despite the quantity and diversity of the forms of mud architecture in Africa, the constructions are disappearing, taking with them a part of the identities and histories. It is from this observation that the research on the mud palace Kototo of Gaoui was established. In order to study the history of this building, this thesis is based on a field study conducted in Chad, as well as a multidisciplinary bibliography. The problems of this work can be formulated as follows: in what way is the palace of Gaoui a material and immaterial witness of the Kotoko cultural group? How do the contexts of emergence, use and transformation of the palace contribute to its definition as heritage? What are the heritage issues surrounding this palace turned museum? How does the transformation of the palace into a museum impact the palace itself as well as all the cultural practices that surround it? The objectives of this research are to cross-check information on the contexts of the creation of the palace and its transformation into a museum, as well as to question the mechanisms of conservation, exhibition, and transmission around this heritage.
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Maylis Mazoyer Guizonne. Le palais musée Kotoko de Gaoui au Tchad et ses enjeux patrimoniaux. Art et histoire de l'art. 2020. ⟨dumas-03337930⟩



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