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From 4 July the Damaskuszimmer will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 18. Any other exhibitions of the Museum für Völkerkunde Dresden are closed.

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What happens to masks when they are snatched away from their original context and, detached from their place of origin, are presented in the museum as artefacts of rituals, music, song and dance? Is it possible to restore the context or is this attempt in vain? Prolog #8 addresses these issues.

In the first stage, at the End of July 2017, we started with three masks and their costumes from Burkina Faso, bought by the museum's custos, Silvia Dolz, for this exhibition. Five more masks from Brazil, Korea, Cameroon, Indonesia and Zambia from then until today continued this museographic parade throughout the entire exhibition in the End of August.

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