SOAS University of London

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

Professor John Picton

BSc (London)
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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.