Extended until 4 July 2010

Kingdom of Ife

Sculptures from West Africa


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An introduction to the exhibition Kingdom of Ife: sculptures from West Africa


A poem written and performed by Inua Ellams.
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Godfrey Abeshin, in conversation with curator Hassan Arero, remembers the Ife of his childhood.
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Professor John Picton and metallurgist Paul Craddock discuss the meaning and the making of the sculptures.
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A special gathering of dignitaries and chiefs to mark the opening of the exhibition.
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Co-organised by

Fundación Marcelino Botín Museum for African art

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

Sponsored by


Additional support provided by

The A.G. Leventis Foundation