Director of the Centre de Recherches et de Documentation du Senegal (CRDS) Fatima Fall presents “History of Conservation Practices at the CRDS.”
The Centre IFAN (French Institute of Black Africa) was founded in 1943, following a decree that created subsidiary branches of IFAN in each territory of what was then the A.O.F. (French West Africa). Later renamed the Centre de Recherches et de Documentation du Senegal (CRDS), the Centre is now part of the Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis and houses one of the oldest libraries in Francophone Africa, a history museum with 1,005 objects, a refurbished storage facility, a photographic collection holding a wealth of 42,971 documents, and a collaborative workspace. Its expertise in conservation is often solicited on the national and international level. Moreover, the museum is distinguished in its commitment to teaching and learning.
APRIL 16, 2020
12:00 pm-1:00 pm