Object Journeys Fashioning Africa
31 March 2018 to 31 March 2019
FASHION GALLERY AND WORLD STORIES GALLERY
These two displays feature stunning new objects collected by Brighton Museum as part of the Fashioning Africa project, and objects loaned from the British Museum, reflecting changing fashion practices. Townships Journeys showcases textiles and beadwork from South Africa and Aso-oke, a celebration of style features textiles and garments from Nigeria.
Co-curated with Fashioning Africa Collecting Panel members Edith Ojo and Tshepo Skwambane and part of a collaborative project with the British Museum called Object Journeys, a three year Heritage Lottery Fund funded programme. This national programme aims to support community partners to research and explore museum collections and create new displays in response to this investigation.