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Beauty of Craftsmanship

18 November, 2017, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Come and enjoy a taste of Somali culture with a day of talks, weaving and object handling. Enjoy the new Somali object display in the Wellcome Trust Gallery of Living and Dying and hear how it was developed by the British Museum‘s Object Journeys project community partners.

Activities include a practical workshop session with Numbi Arts to recreate traditional basketry using recycled material. There be an opportunity to share stories and to learn new skills. Completed work will be then be presented in a pop-up exhibition which will provide a counterpoint display widening understanding of how the displaying of objects can both reveal and conceal aspects of history.

This event is organised in partnership with Numbi Arts and the British Museum.

This event is part of a series Healing through archives.
For event information, please contact Abira Hussein abira.hussein@gmail.com



18 November, 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Event Partners
Numbi Arts, British Museum
Image Copyright
Basket makers in Lido, Mogadishu, circa 1982. © Harry J Mason 1982 courtesy of Barni Qassim
Accessibility Information
Wheelchair Accessible


British Museum
Great Russell St, Bloomsbury
London, London WC1B 3DG United Kingdom
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