School spotlight talk
The people of Benin

Clore Centre for Education
Tickets £1

Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court

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For Key Stage 2 students

In an interactive presentation your students are helped to identify the different people connected with the Oba’s palace in Benin. They explore pictures of the Oba, his staff and the first European visitors, and find out about links between symbols and the local environment. Depending on group size, your students may be joined by students from other schools.

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Maximum group size: 120

Session lasts 45 minutes

Curriculum links: History and Cross-curricular

Age: Key Stage 2

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Cast bronze head of a young woman, probably Queen Idia, Benin, Nigeria, 16th century.


Session dates

June 2015

  • Thursday 25 June 10.30 & 12.00

October 2015

  • Monday 12 October 10.30 & 12.00

November 2015

  • Monday 9 November 10.30 & 12.00

January 2016

  • Thursday 21 January 10.30 & 12.00

February 2016

  • Friday 26 February 10.30 & 12.00

April 2016

  • Tuesday 26 April 10.30 & 12.00

June 2016

  • Thursday 16 June 10.30 & 12.00

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