South Africa in the archive: giving new voice to art from the colonial period
Monday 21 November 2016,13.30 Stevenson Lecture Theatre Free,booking required
The British Museum houses important black South African art. As with many other museum collections, a significant number of these objects are the legacy of the colonial period and were deemed primarily of ethnographic interest. Catherine Elliott Weinberg, University of East Anglia, explores how we might give new voice to this art by investigating the archive.
Free entry and priority access to all special exhibitions including:
- The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt's lost worlds (19 May 2016 - 27 November 2016)
- South Africa: the art of a nation (27 October 2016 - 26 February 2017)
- The American Dream: pop to the present (9 March 2017 – 18 June 2017)