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Ruth Norton, Chief Conservator of Anthropology, Council on Africa chairman, Dave Tolmie, and Chap Kusimba, Curator of African Archaeology and Ethnology at a Council on Africa event
The Field Museum’s century–long association with Africa is one devoted to exploring, communicating and preserving Africa’s spectacular natural and cultural legacy and the Council on Africa is an important collaborator in the Museum’s efforts across the continent.
Members of the Council on Africa have a unique opportunity to work closely with scientists at The Field Museum and support their research financially. All contributions to the Council on Africa are pooled in a restricted fund at the Museum and Steering Committee members meet semiannually to vote on how to allocate the resources.
The group considers proposals from anthropologists, botanists, geologists and zoologists at the Museum and funds those which they deem most able to make a contribution to scientific knowledge and a positive impact in Africa.
For more information about the Council on Africa email us or call 312-665-7137.
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