Last month I visited the British Museum’s new ‘Collecting and Empire’ trail, which ‘shows the different, complex and sometimes controversial journeys of objects that would become part of the Museum collection’. I wrote up some of my thoughts for this month’s issue of Apollo Magazine, which you can read either in print or online here.
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‘Maqdala 1868’ at the V&A
In 2017, while working as an Assistant Curator in the V&A’s Metalwork section, I was asked to curate a temporary display of the museum’s Ethiopian collections to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the battle at Maqdala in April 1868. This battle between British and Ethiopian forces was the culmination of the 1867-8 British ExpeditionContinue reading “‘Maqdala 1868’ at the V&A”