British Museum Visits - 23 June & 30 June 2012

British Museum Coach Trip Flyer

  • Saturday 23rd June 2012.
  • Saturday 30th June 2012.

The two trips to the British Museum were attended by 126 people reflecting the diverse residents from Newham and its environs. The ages of the attendees ranged between 8 and 70. The focus of the trips was the famous ‘Benin Artefacts and Archives Collection’. This included guided tours of the ‘African Galleries’, led by the Curators of the African Section.

The Curators provided a seminar on the ‘Ancient Benin Kingdom’ and facilitated lively ‘Question & Answers’ debates on this topic. They also designed workshops for the participants to work in small groups during the tours.

Professor C.O. Idehen (Director of General Studies, University of Benin, Nigeria) attended the second of these trips. After the tour he gave a short presentation (approx 15 minutes) to the attendees and Curators.

Image Gallery: British Museum Visit - 25 September 2012. (Sainsbury’s African Gallery)

Below is a collection of photographs taken of the private tour at the British Museum (Sainsbury's African Gallery) on the 25th September 2012 with HRH Prince Edun Akenzua, who was on a private visit to London.

He was accompanied by a delegation consisting of Ms. Efe Akenzua (his daughter), Engr. Bernard Woghiren (UK Representative of the 'Oba of Benin), Councillor Joy Laguda (OBE), Dr. David Obaze, Stephen Obarise, Mr. David Idiabana, General Manager, and Mr Vincent John, Chairman (Newham African Caribbean Resource Centre).

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