PRESERVING THE WORLD'S LARGEST ROCK ART PETROGLYPH CARVING IN NIGER

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World Monuments Watch Most Endangered Sites
World Monuments Watch
One Hundred Most Endangered Sites
In 2000 the giraffe carvings of Niger in Africa were declared one of the the hundred most endangered sites by the World Monuments Watch, and featured on the cover of a publication listing sites in danger around the world. The giraffe carvings had suffered the consequences of both voluntary and involuntary human degradation. The petroglyphs were in danger of being damaged by trampling, degraded by grafitti, and fragments being stolen.
 
Part of the preservation took the form of making a mould of the carvings, from which an aluminium cast was produced. The subsequent cast has been shown at a number of exhibitions to help promote preservation and protection projects around the world. Details of the exhibitions can be found below.
 

THE GIRAFFE CAST

 
National Geographic Society
The giraffe cast has been shown at a number of exhibitions around the world, including the National Geographic Society's Africa Exhibition, at the Explorer's Hall, Washington DC. The Royal Geographical Society as part of the British Association "Creating Sparks" festival, and the "Dawn of the Human Spirit" at the Cologne Zoo by United Exhibits.
 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

 
Giraffe Petroglyph Rock Art Carving
Giraffe Petroglyph
The cast will be the main feature of the Rock Art Exhibit of the National Geographic Society's Africa Exhibition, which runs though to the Spring 2002. It has been assembled in the courtyard of the NGS on a timber frame, and angled steeply for maximum visibility.
 
The Rock Art exhibit will be part of a group of exhibits, including the Megatransect Interactive Display (J. Michael Fay), the Disney-Tishman African Art Collection, and an African Photo Exhibit. The Exhibition will aim to present an unprecedented look at Africa - far from the conventional "One People, One Nation" view, it will highlight the varied cultures, peoples, wildlife & terrain.
 
For more information on the National Geographic Society's Exhibitions @ The Explorer's Hall, Washington DC Click Here Check out this click here.
 
National Geographic Society's Exhibitions  Explorers Hall Washington DC
National Geographic Society's Exhibitions @ The Explorer's Hall, Washington DC
 
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The Dabous Rock Art Petroglyph
The Origin of the Prehistoric Rock Art Artists
The Giraffe Motif
The Preservation & Protection of the Carving
The Foundry and Returning the Cast to Agadez
World Monuments Watch
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The Africa Rock Art Archive


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