Professor John Picton
West African sculpture, masquerade and textile history; and developments in sub-Saharan visual practice since the mid-19th century.
ResearchDisciplinary problems in the history and sociology of art; the visual culture of Africa and the diaspora; the art and archaeology of Nigeria; Yoruba and Benin sculpture; Ebira, northern Edo and Niger-Benue confluence cultures; textiles, masquerade, painting; Protection of antiquities; history and anthropology of visual arts; the legitimate development of art collections for museums; current and past traditions of visual practice in the contexts of cultural, ethnic, political and national identities.
Gore, Charles and Picton, John (2009) 'Denis Williams in Africa: A New Approach to its Arts and Technologies.' In: Williams, Charlotte and Williams, Evelyn, (eds.), Denis Williams, a life in works : new and collected essays. Amsterdam;New York: Rodopi, pp. 153-168.