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Mankon Museum

Momo, Bamenda, Cameroon
+237 7219547
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Collection of traditional items still in use

Make arrangements ahead of time as the museum is not always open. The items of the collection... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2015
MarylandBill
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Port Orange, Florida
Traditional.

Just that it has articles and stuff that concerns the mankon ancestors, just that it has the habit... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2013
NAKENTOH
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Bamenda, Cameroon
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Mankon Museum Arts, Heritage and Culture from the Mankon Kingdom The Mankon Museum presents cultural and artistic production of the Kingdom of Mankon of Grassland Cameroon. This production, which represents an essential part of the cultural and artistic heritage of Mankon, plays a fundamental role in the cultural continuity of the society. Objects are pregnant with « meaning » but also identified characteristic forms, all bearers of memory in the treasures of the kings, notables and secret societies. The pieces are extraordinarily rich, both in their quality, the diversity of the domains they approach and by the variety of their decorative motifs, styles and themes. The permanent exhibition, entitled “Arts, Heritage and Culture from the Mankon Kingdom”, presents some 179 objects grouped together in six thematic sections. The Kingdom (Ala’Mankon) History Art and Power Art and Society Exchanges and Artistic Relationships Creativity, Artists and Craftsmen Statues and Masks Furniture Containers Costumes, Personal Ornaments Musical instruments and Arms The Mankon Museum reserve equally harbors considerable amazing arts and craft objects that are occasionally exhibited.
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17 Jun 2015
“Collection of traditional items still in use”
5 Aug 2013
“Traditional.”
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Momo, Bamenda, Cameroon
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+237 7219547
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

Make arrangements ahead of time as the museum is not always open. The items of the collection includes things from many years to are just there to view, but some items are still in use. This is at least a half day visit, including travel...More

Thank MarylandBill
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Just that it has articles and stuff that concerns the mankon ancestors, just that it has the habit of being closed eventhough occasioanally, but its sizeable and good though.

2  Thank NAKENTOH
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