Exploring African Medicinal & Religious Objects
|Dates:||22 March 2014|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Speaker:||Natalie Armitage, English, Americal Studies and Creative Writing, Bryn Trevelyan James, Archaeology Department, Dr Emma Poulter, ex-British Museum, Prof. Tim Insoll, Archaeology Department, Stephen Welsh, Manchester Museum, Curator of Living Culturers|
An object-orientated event exploring African Medicinal and religious artefacts held in the collects of Manchester Museum. Speakers will highlight some important objects from the museum's collection and critically examine the role of collectors donating African medico-religious artefacts of the years.
Prof. tim Insoll (Archaeology Department) speaking on Ghanaian Koma figurines he helped excavate which are currently on display.
Bryn Trevelyan James (Archaeology Department) talking on donation of a collection of Ghanaian healing objects and processos of public engagement they have been used for.
Dr Emma Poulter (ex-British Museum) reflecting on her work recontextualising Manchester's West African collections for new audiences.
Stephen Welsh (Manchester Museum, Curator of Living Cultures) exploring histories of collectors and collections at the museum.
Natalie Armitage (English, american Studies and Creative Writing) discussing nkisi healing statues and collection popular misconceptions about Voodoo dolls.
Natalie Armitage, English, Americal Studies and Creative Writing
Bryn Trevelyan James, Archaeology Department
Dr Emma Poulter, ex-British Museum
Prof. Tim Insoll, Archaeology Department
Stephen Welsh, Manchester Museum, Curator of Living Culturers
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