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Launch of the Saharan Journal/An exploration of cultural heritage in Africa

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  • Launch of the Saharan Journal/An exploration of cultural heritage in Africa
  • The Africa Centre, 66 Great Suffolk Street
  • London
  • United Kingdom

Launch of the Saharan Journal/An exploration of cultural heritage in Africa

We at NIAS will be launching our new interdisciplinary academic journal, The Saharan, with a stall on the second day of this event:

Informer East Africa and the Museum of British Colonialism invite you to Changing the Narrative, a two day event exploring heritage, culture and change in Africa and the UK. Through a series of panel discussions and interactive exhibits, the event will confront what it means to decolonise heritage in a contemporary context and how British-African collaborations can stimulate and support this process.

It will be accompanied by ‘Emergency’, an exhibition of the Museum of British Colonialism’s work on the Mau Mau Uprising in 1950s Kenya. This will include display of digital 3D site reconstructions created in partnership with African Digital Heritage, oral history interviews with veterans of the Emergency, and a screening of our documentary Operation Legacy, co-produced with History Hit.

The event is open to the public from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 11th January and 10-6pm on Sunday 12th January, with a £5 suggested donation. There will be an informal drinks reception from 5pm – 7pm on Saturday 11th, with limited tickets of £10. Please register for the drinks reception by contacting the museum directly.