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The Pan African Art Gallery & Studio was the name of the non-profit for years. Three years ago the name was changed and registered with the LA County as Pan African Art Museum by Akinsanya Kambon the artist of some 6K individual works of art. He and his wife own two buildings. One is where he is still creating and storing objects and the other is designated as the museum.
Akinsanya is currently having an exhibit at the Crocker Museum in Sacremento.
I am a retired fine art conservator that has been one of a few people that have had access to document some of his artwork over the last several years.
https://archive.org/details/akinsanya-sculpture-jul-13 was a photo shoot I did when I first explored setting up to document his work starting with what Akinsanya regards as one of his most significant pieces and before the art in t he museum was moved into a container, out back to make repairs to the roof and further expose the high ceilings.
I've also been recording segments on some of his pieces in an attempt to curate exhibits. While he's continuing to create ceramics I am documenting his processes and he has extensive experiences doing workshops. He gets requests for workshop and residencies which is another potential for creating virtual instructional learning experiences that would come to life in the museum.
So, I'm wanting to explore the various options for capturing his glazed ceramic pieces in situ because most of his ceramic pieces are heavy and fragil. One of my thoughts is to have an adjustable width column structure with multiple cameras positioned in a light defused sock that can be slipped over the column
I also have introduced and asked 2 architects to work with their students to help design buildings and exhibit spaces for the museum.
As of his Crocker Museum exhibit he has asked me to help develop a virtual museum.
Creating avatar characters of his artwork in a game environemnt as well as ar/vr iconography recognition hotlinks and triggers when viewing the artwork on exhibit. General exploration of ideas, concepts, technologies and immersive environments to create a museum according to the artists wishes is my objective.