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AFC Flag Expedition #11:
How an Artist Saved the Mountain Gorilla: Retracing the Footsteps of Carl Akeley 85 Years Later
Expedition Artist: Stephen C. Quinn
Purpose: To retrace the steps of the American Museum of Natural History icon, Carl Akeley; to tell the unique story of how an artist catalyzed Africa's first national park; and to highlight and support current conservation work being done to save the Mountain Gorilla.
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo & Rwanda, Central Africa
Scheduled For: November, 2010
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The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has partnered with AFC to support the expedition through funding, logistical and PR support. Special thanks to Lewis Bernard, Chairman of the AMNH, who has personally championed the expedition by providing much needed resources. The AMNH plans to produce an exhibit that will showcase the artwork, video and photographs from the expedition.

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