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A closer look at South Africa

Their presence was part of the Designation-funded Africa project to explore a sizeable collection of museum objects from South Africa. Much of this material was beadwork that had been acquired...

Researching Africa collections

Dr. Kingdon is the Curator of the Africa collections at the World Museum, Liverpool. He was born and raised in Africa and was taught to carve in wood by Makonde...

New finds from Henry Townsend’s letters

...of the work I am doing for my dissertation. With my research, I intend to shed light on the mission of Reverend Townsend in West Africa, with particular focus on...

The role of women on display

...a male-dominated profession throughout Africa. There are some cases of female involvement in this process but not a huge number. Masquerade Within the coming displays on Africa, there are some...

Black History Month: ‘Portrait of an African’.

...Black Portraiture’ project: http://peterbrathwaitebaritone.com/rediscoveringblackportraiture Art UK’s Art Detective discussion thread about the identity of Portrait of an African: https://www.artuk.org/artdetective/discussions/discussions/who-is-the-sitter-in-portrait-of-an-african-attributed-to-allan-ramsay Paterson Joseph’s challenge to art historians: https://artuk.org/discover/stories/the-outrageous-neglect-of-african-figures-in-art-history Art UK’s blog on...

A curator looking at textiles in London

As part of RAMM’s Discovering Worlds: Africa project, Dr. Julie Hudson as a lead curator of the Africa collections at the British Museum (a key project partner) was invited to...

Central Africa

In 2005-6, a piece of foundation work was undertaken by researcher Tabitha Cadbury to analyse the whole Central African collection at RAMM