13 January 2012

Reanimating Cultural Heritage in Sierra Leone exhibition, UCL

The exhibition is split across two sites at University College London. There is a video installation in the North Lodge (at the main entrance to UCL on Gower Street), whilst the main displays are set up in the North Cloisters in the Wilkins Building. The North Cloisters display provides a rare opportunity to see some iconic Sierra Leonean objects from the collections of the British Museum and Sierra Leone National Museum.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The North Cloisters are open 7 days a week (9am-8pm), the North Lodge is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. The exhibition is open until 17 February.

An associated special event, 'Culture and Development in Sierra Leone' will be taking place on 2 February (5.30-8.00pm) in the Old Refectory, Wilkins Building, UCL. This will be the official launch of the www.sierraleoneheritage.org digital heritage resource. Speakers include:

H.E. Eddie Turay, Sierra Leone High Commissioner, UK
Foday Jalloh, Director of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Government of Sierra Leone
Ruth B. Phillips, Carleton University
Bill Hart, University of Ulster
Paul Basu, UCL


For more information see:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/January2012/12012012-sierra-leone-cultural-heritage-exhibition

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