Cultural Exhibition held at Durning Hall - 7 July 2012

Cultural Exhibition held at Durning Hall

Three exhibitions on the history, culture and traditions of the Benin Kingdom were held on Saturday 7th July 2012, Friday 12th October 2012 and Saturday 13th October 2012. On each of these occasions, archive Photographs of the Ancient Benin Kingdom, the '1897 Conflict' and Edo State today were exhibited alongside Benin artefacts.

At the first exhibition, a visiting Professor from the University of Benin (Professor C.O. Idehen) gave an in-depth presentation on the Ancient Kingdom of Benin, the '1897 Conflict', the British Colonial Administration and the modern Edo State in Nigeria. The presentation was followed by a lively 'Questions & Answers' session.