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On Safari

October 20, 2005-March 15, 2007

 

"On Safari” was a collective reflection of one of the most exotic forms of travel, tourism, and in many ways; the hospitality industry. The exhibition also touched upon wild-game cookery, from a historical perspective to today’s current trends. It featured a chronology of the Safari, starting with the early Persian and Arab explorers of the 13th century through to the era between the two World Wars when big game hunting was in its hey-day and photo safaris were just beginning. Camp life was re-created with a canvas tent, folding stools, a fire ring with cooking set-up, and wash stand. The tent served as a theater showing a four-minute video of highlights of home movies documenting a 1970 African safari.