Major new archaeology project on site of new museum in Benin
13 November 2020

We are pleased to announce an exciting collaborative archaeology project, developed and delivered as part of the new Edo Museum of West African Art initiative in Benin City, Nigeria.

Thoughts on the Sainsbury African Galleries: a Black History Month special
24 October 2017

Alex Oma-Pius is Artistic Director of IROKO Theatre Company, who are regular performers at the Museum. For Black History Month, he tells the stories of some of the highlight objects he’s encountered in the Sainsbury African Galleries.

What Black History Month means to me
9 October 2017

Playwright, producer and director Patricia Cumper is also a British Museum Trustee. Here, she looks at what Black History Month has meant to her, and how the British Museum can help to tell these stories to the world.