Julien Bondaz is a Labex CAP postdoctoral research fellow. He is currently affiliated to the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the Institut interdisciplinaire d’anthropologie du contemporain (EHESS-CNRS). He has graduated in Art History (Degree), in Literature (Master), and in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Master and PhD, University of Lyon 2). Since 2004, he has conducted fieldwork in West Africa on art, image and heritage. His work is also focused on the history of collecting practices in colonial Africa.