20
Oct
14

exhibition -1

Images from the final few days of preparation

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19
Oct
14

Exhibition – 2

We look forward to the official opening of the Crossroads project exhibition, which will be launched by an event tomorrow night, jointly with the opening of the photography exhibition Points of Departure. We expect 150 people.
We are sorry that Didier cannot join us but we are happy that art historian Joseph Adande will speak as a representative of the University of Abomey and of the Director of Cultural Heritage, the two institutions that authorised Crossroads‘ work in Benin.

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18
Oct
14

exhibition – 3

Some skeleton resources are now up on the SCVA Education pages. These will be improved over the coming days but they already give a sense of the questions and content behind the Crossroads project exhibition, which opens Tuesday and will run until 1 February.

You can also see here a short piece by Crossroads project student Nadia K, about what her work involves.

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16
Oct
14

Exhibition private view

Whilst the European members of the Crossroads team were in Norwich they were treated to a preview of the exhibition. For most it was quite a surprise to see how clean and good-looking the objects, last seen at the bottom of dusty trenches, have turned out to be.

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Louis and Nicolas extracted this pavement piece by piece and now it’s whole again.

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The textile, commissioned by Sam and documented by Lucie, made by one of Dendi’s renowned craftsmen

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This pot was last seen in close to 200 pieces smashed onto a floor at Tin Tin Kanza. How was it made?

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Filming podcasts to go onto the Sainsbury Centre education resources pages

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Again, how was it made?

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The column of soil on the table was last seen in the side of a trench at Tin Tin Kanza.

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The exhibition opens in five days.

15
Oct
14

City Academy/Ahmadu Kurandaga project

Several people have asked me in the past couple of weeks about the project Hannah and I did together in 2012 involving schools in Norwich and Zinder, so here is the link again. This will take you straight to the video stating the Norwich children’s view. If any of you are reading this I would love to hear about what you are up to now; and Hannah (and Benedetta, with whom the Hausa project was hatched), see you Monday at the exhibition opening!

15
Oct
14

Exhibition – 6

With just six days before the opening of the Crossroads exhibition, to be curated by Sam, here are a few glimpses behind the scenes. Below is the gradual progress from setting out the initial layout proposal up to populating the cases.

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The exhibition will open to the public on 21 October 2014.

14
Oct
14

recent activities, en images (2)

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Steering meeting members examining the finds

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Exhibtion: first installation of objects in the cases

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Sam and Ali wonder how to best depict pottery in line drawings

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Looking through BLaf Baobab pottery

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Anne and Ali: Is it a knotted twisted cord roulette, or should we just stick with calling it ‘Wobbly One’?

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Trying to find refits in pottery from Trench SIX




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We are a team of archaeologists, historians and anthropologists studying the Niger Valley where it borders Niger and Bénin (West Africa). We are carrying out new excavations and research to shed more light on the people that inhabited the area in the past 1500 years.

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This investigation is funded by the European Research Council as part of the Starting Independent Researcher Programme (Seventh Framework Programme – FP7); it is led by Dr Anne Haour of the University of East Anglia, UK. The opinions posted here are however her own!

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