INDIGENOUS EXHIBITION OPENS AT UN HEADQUARTERS ON 17 MAY

16 May 2005
Note No. 5940

INDIGENOUS EXHIBITION OPENS AT UN HEADQUARTERS ON 17 MAY

16/05/2005
Press ReleaseNote No. 5940

Note to Correspondents

INDIGENOUS EXHIBITION OPENS AT UN HEADQUARTERS ON 17 MAY

 

An exhibition of art and photographs featuring indigenous people from around the world will open with a formal ceremony and reception on Tuesday, 17 May, at 6 p.m. in the main gallery of the General Assembly Visitors’ Lobby.  The exhibit includes photographs, artwork, artefacts, textiles, beadwork, paintings and sculptures from Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Easter Island, Ecuador, Ethiopia, India, Mali, Morocco, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sudan, Tahiti, Thailand and Western Samoa, and will remain on view through 29 July.

The exhibit marks the fourth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues being held at the United Nations from 16 to 27 May, as well as the beginning of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People in January 2005.

The exhibit was produced by the United Nations Department of Public Information with the support of the secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  The opening event is sponsored by Tribal Link Foundation.

For more information on United Nations exhibitions, call Jan Arnesen at tel.: (212) 963-8531, or Liza Wichmann at tel.: (212) 963-0089, or visit the website at www.un.org/events/UNART.

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