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Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Professor John Picton

BSc (London)


John Picton
Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Professorial Research Associate

School of Arts

Emeritus Professor

Professor John Picton
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West African sculpture, masquerade and textile history; and developments in sub-Saharan visual practice since the mid-19th century.



Disciplinary 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.


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Book Chapters

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.

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