Arts & Culture
Looted African Artefacts in European Museums
- 5:00 pm
19 July 2020
Online | £6
Author Kandace Chimbiri follows up her previous Queen Nzingha lecture on Nefertiti an icon of Black Beauty? by detailing some of the unusual locations and history of Africa’s potent art and cultural representations.
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, France, Britain and Spain have incredible African exhibits vital to understanding Black history. These locations are very far away from the African venues where the items were created.
This presentation will cover:
- Ancient African civilisations and their artistic achievements
- European mis-identification and filtered history
- Resources and books that tell the story from an African perspective
- The real story as to how these items were ‘acquired’
- How to make money from stolen goods
- Black history tours in Europe that reveal hidden African history
- Plus Q&A
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About the speaker:
K.N. Chimbiri previously lectured on 6,000 years of African combs from their earliest appearance in the ancient Nile valley to the modern ‘Black Fist’ comb. She provided a comprehensive introduction to African combs and revealed what they really tell us about African history, art, power, business, and economics.
Miss Chimbiri’s third book, Secrets of the Afro comb, 6,000 years of art and culture accompanied the Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
Secrets of the Afro comb, is the world’s first book on African combs for children. In addition to looking at the Afro comb as an art object, the book also discusses why African hair is curly.
Kandace Chimbiri is the founder of Golden Destiny publishing house which specialises in non-fiction books particularly ancient Black history for children. Her first two books are ‘Step back in time to ancient Kush’ (an activity book about the ancient Sudan) and ‘The Story of Early Ancient Egypt’. Both books are now carried by museums like the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge, the Neues Museum in Berlin and Barbados’ national museum.