Report to the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

Terence E. Hays, Rhode Island College


In this report I will begin by presenting (Part I) the background to the project, since the work performed during the fellowship period was a continuing part of a larger endeavor, begun in 1993. This sketch will be followed by (Part II), a characterization of my activities and their results at the Museum, and (Part III), a discussion of work remaining to be accomplished and plans for the future. Thirteen appendices (Part IV) will provide detailed information of various kinds that might be useful in whatever applications Museum staff choose to pursue resulting from this work.