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Former French president Jacques Chirac, himself a fervent collector of indigenous art, bulldozed the project through by merging two previous collections, despite a fierce rearguard action by some academics.
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There's also a feature called Output Leveling, which prevents big spikes in volume (like when commercials come on or there's a noisy action scene). And I was able to "train" the speaker to recognize commands from my Roku remote, definitely a welcome option. However, there's no Bluetooth here, something to consider if you want a speaker that's good for listening to music when the TV's off.
The French minister of the country's far-flung overseas territories, Annick Girardin, was among the first to hail Kasarherou's appointment, tweeting, "It's a first. No other Kanak has ever led a major museum in mainland France. Bravo, much deserved for such a prestigious post."
He has said that he was committed to a "dialogue between cultures" and would continue to cooperate with African countries, some of whom are demanding the return of artefacts taken during the colonial era.
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GW: Very good. After America's victory over the British in Saratoga, the French became convinced that the Americans could actually win this thing. Thanks to the hard work by Ben Franklin in Paris, the formal alliance treaty between us and the French was signed in 1778. Then, the French General by the name of Rochambeau (Roh-shon-bow) came to America, and we met to discuss our strategy in 1780. You see, I was chased out of New York at the beginning of the war, and I really wanted to take back New York. I thought that our improved Continental Army together with Rochambeau's French army would re-take New York in the summer of 1781. But, the reality was that the southern parts of American colonies were controlled by Gen. Cornwallis' British troops. Rochambeau and I agreed that it would be better to get those Red Coats out of the South. It worked out well, didn't it?
Although a hit with the public, the Quai Branly museum was hugely controversial when it opened 14 years ago both for its architecture and for the way it displayed indigenous art, with some critics calling it "colonialist" and "regressive" for the way it seemed to fetishise indigenous by exhibiting it in cabinets of curiosity style.
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GW: I was a delegate from Virginia when the Second Continental Congress was convened. The battle had already begun in Massachusetts, and the need to raise an American army was urgent. Since I had military experience from the French and Indian War and represented the Old Dominion, I was chosen to command the Continental Army, which was yet to be organized. It was kind of like being named the manager of the new expansion baseball team. I had to build the army from scratch.
A Kanak from New Caledonia in the Pacific, the expert in Oceanic cultures -- whose treasures form a major part of the museum's collection of indigenous art from Africa, Asia and the Americas -- is a former head of the breathtaking Renzo Piano-designed Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre in the New Caledonian capital Noumea.
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