Extended until 4 July 2010

Kingdom of Ife

Sculptures from West Africa


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The community partnerships team are keen to work with community-based organisations who are interested in engaging with African heritage

Exhibition preview

Exhibition previews are great opportunities to see the Museum's special exhibitions in a friendly and relaxed environment. If you work with a local group and would like to find out more about the exhibition previews, please email communities@britishmuseum.org

Thank you

The British Museum would like to thank the following individuals for the expertise and advice they provided during community consultation meetings about the exhibition: Erel Onyecherelam, Nkechi Ebite, Dipo Ajani, Chinyelu Oranefo, Mykaell Riley, Kelly Foster, Susan-Louise Okereke, Peter Okoye, Matthew Gansallo, Godfrey Abeshin, Julius Jegede, Sarita Mamseri, Symeon Brown.


Head, Ife, Ita Yemoo, terracotta, 12th-14th century

Image right: Head with elaborate crown, Ife, Ita Yemoo, terracotta, 12th-14th century.
© Karin L. Wills/Museum for African Art/National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.




Co-organised by

Fundación Marcelino Botín Museum for African art

In collaboration with the National Commission
for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.

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Additional support provided by

The A.G. Leventis Foundation