Read the first part of the story here. Bringing the collection, bringing the objects, bringing this amazing legacy to Stratford and opening it up. Because it is intended to be and was brought together to be a source of inspiration. What we describe as this creative sourcebook.
This photograph shows a live performance of the West Africa Sunjata epic, October Usage terms Public Domain. This five-volume work by Heinrich Barth —65 records his travels between Tripoli and Timbuktu in — Usage terms Photo by Anneke Breedveld.
Gus Casely-Hayford to lead V&A's new east London museum
Gus Casely-Hayford is a curator and cultural historian who focuses on African culture. He has presented two series of The Lost Kingdoms of Africa for the BBC and has lectured widely on African art and culture, advising national and international bodies including the United Nations and the Canadian, Dutch and Norwegian Arts Councils on heritage and culture. Now, he is developing a National Portrait Gallery exhibition that will tell the story of abolition of slavery through 18th- and 19th-century portraits -- an opportunity to bring many of the most important paintings of black figures together in Britain for the first time. The stage is set. The lights are on.
Chaired by broadcaster, writer and curator Philip Dodd , this discussion asks:. Join our panel for a wide-ranging and lively discussion. What is the future of arts broadcasting? What does it mean to explore art through the prism of a landmark series? How might new technologies affect the broadcasting landscape?