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Art & Archaeology

Dr Paul Basu

Reader in Material Culture and Museum Studies, UCL, Institute of Archaeology, paul.basu@ucl.ac.uk

  • Cultural heritage; historical geography; museums
  • Sierra Leone
  • Managing editor of the Journal of Material Culture.
Professor Annie E Coombes

Professor of Material and Visual Culture, School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, BC, a.coombes@hart.bbk.ac.uk

  • History of British anthropology; representations of Africa and Africans in Britain in exhibitions/museums; international and colonial exhibitions; cultural policy in post-apartheid South Africa.
  • West Africa, Nigeria, South Africa
Dr Charles Gore

Senior Lecturer in the History of African Art, SOAS, cg2@soas.ac.uk

  • Visual culture of West Africa and the Caribbean
Prof Kevin C MacDonald, PhD FSA

Professor of African Archaeology, UCL, kevin.macdonald@ucl.ac.uk

  • West African Complex Societies, The African Diaspora, Pottery Analysis, Archaeolozoology, Prehistory of African Pastoralism, Historical Archaeology in the New World.
  • Graduate tutor.
  • Co-editor of the journal Azania: Archeological Research in Africa.
Professor John Picton

Emeritus Professor of African Art in the University of London (SOAS), jp17@soas.ac.uk

  • Yoruba and Edo (Benin) sculpture; Ebira, northern Edo and Niger-Benue confluence visual arts and material culture; textile history; masquerade; 20th century and post-independence developments in the visual arts in Africa.
  • West Africa, Nigeria
Dr Tania Tribe

Lecturer in African Art History, SOAS, tt10@soas.ac.uk

  • Visual arts and architecture of the Nile valley, Ethiopia, Central and Southern Africa, and the African diaspora in the Americas; painting and two-dimensional representation.
  • Central and Southern Africa, Ethiopia