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April 2005

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  • To celebrate the opening of the Asante Goldweights small display the V&A Academy presents ASANTE 1874: Symbols, Proverbs and Gold on Friday 15 November with an opening address by Ghana’s High Commissioner His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah. THE ANTELOPE BRASS WEIGHTThe above brass weight is in the form of an antelope with extended horns. Antelopes were important animals to the Asante. Traditionally, they...

  • Mat weaving on the island of Manono, Western Samoa; © British Museum  Today on the blog we have more information about the interesting and important Endangered Material Knowledge Programme.  Thanks to Nik Petek-Sargeant for writing it for us. In 2018 the British Museum launched a major grant programme that supports ethnographic research into knowledge associated with objects and the built environment. Named the Endangered Material...

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