THE V&A will be challenging contested histories, suppression, colonial practices and exploring the increasing discussions in museums around decolonisation and collecting history with their African Heritage Tours.
Attendees will have the chance to view the new display of ‘Asante Goldweights’ recently opened in the museum’s Ironworks Gallery to explore the story of accession and how these objects became symbols of beliefs and practices within the Asante Kingdom.
Come and join their V&A Volunteer Guides and share in their passion and pride as they reveal the extraordinary Afro-European narratives within the new Europe 1600 – 1815 galleries.
Scrutinize the V&A collection across four significant tours that examine the narratives of a Caribbean past. Appreciate the distinct traditions and dynamic culture of the Caribbean.
Discover the stories of selected objects in our collection and embrace the pursuit for freedom, the challenges of migration, the movement of people and the impact of creolisation. Click here for more details and below for the programme:
THE HISTORICAL CREOLISATION OF CARIBBEAN CULTURE
Sunday 11 August 2019
Tour Guide: Avril Horsford
LIGHTING THE SHADOWS OF HISTORY: A CARIBBEAN NARRATIVE THROUGH OBJECTS
Sundays 1 September, 3 November and 1 December 2019
Tour Guide: Joy Johnson
A COLOURFUL CARIBBEAN TAPESTRY!
Sunday 6 October 2019
Tour Guide: Pennie Mendes
Remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush Generation
Celebrates the UNESCO Decade for People of African Descent 2015 – 2024