15 November 2016

MEG Tour of South Africa: the art of a nation at the British Museum

MEG Tour of South Africa: the art of a nation at the British Museum


Curator Christopher Spring has kindly offered to lead MEG members on a tour of the current BM South African art exhibition on Thursday 8 December at 11am. 12 places are available. To book your place on this tour please email Tony Eccles, MEG event officer, copying in MEG Chair Antonia Lovelace by the 7 December. We will meet by the main information desk in the Great Court of the British Museum at 10.45am.


In this exhibition a diverse range of art from across the ages tells a story that stretches back 100,000 years. From rock art made by the country’s earliest peoples to works by South African artists at the forefront of contemporary art, the exhibition features beautiful and important objects, which illustrate South Africa’s rich history. 

South Africa: the art of a nation is sponsored by Betsy and Jack Ryan and the logistics partner is IAG Cargo.

The development of this exhibition was supported by a Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant from the Art Fund.


Images: Esther Mahlangu (b.1935), detail of a BMW Art Car 2, 1991. Copyright Esther Mahlangu. Photo copyright BMW Group Archives

Pair of Sotho Gun Cartridge Dolls, Glass, brass and leather, South Africa, Late nineteenth Century. Photo copyright the Trustees of the British Museum. 

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