Publications diverses


L’exposition sur les traditions de la musique des Santal dont nous avons fait état dans Informations Diverses a fait l’objet d’une publication :

Cadence and Counterpoint
Documenting Santal Musical Traditions, edited by Johannes, Marie-Eve Celio-Scheurer and Ruchira Ghose,

New Delhi: Niyogi Publishers 2015

ISBN: 978-93-83098-92-7 


Rubin MuseumBECOMING ANOTHER – The Power of Masks

L’exposition du Rubin Museum à New York a fait l’objet de la publication d’une brochure reproduisant quelques masques exposés.  







Coutumes et croyances d’Europe et d’Asie face au monde moderne

La Société des Etudes euro-asiatiques vient de sortir une nouvelle publication.

C’est le 24ème volume de la collection.

Toujours éditée par l’Harmattan -





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par Gérard Toffin
Article paru dans la presse népalaise

The appropriation of Nepali masks by the West has not been counterbalanced by local endeavours

The cultural heritage of Nepal has many faces, bath material and intangible, same .of which are barely known in the country itself. Nepali traditional masks from the Tarai, the hills, and mountain regions are one example. These masks have been gradually uncovered since the 1970s by private European collectors and art dealers (Chazot, Pannier, Petit, among others). They have been recognised far their aesthetic qualities and powerful imagery, just like their African, Oceanic, and Polynesian counterparts, which were brought back from colonies by missionaries, dealers, and ethnographers in the nineteenth century. The same process, with a similar surge of enthusiasm and passion by a handful of Western aficionados, was repeated more than a century later in much the same way. In fact, traditional masks from all these countries, including Nepal, communicate a high degree of emotional intensity.

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