Royal Pavilion & Museums is grateful to everyone who contributed their time, energy and expertise to its Fashioning Africa initiative. The success of the project was testament to the many individuals and organisations, including those listed below, who showed extraordinary generosity in sharing their knowledge and resources with us. We thank you all.
Fashioning Africa – Collecting Panel
Sarah Naomi Lee (facilitator), Harriet Hughes, Tony Kalume, MaryFrances Lukera, JoAnn McGregor, Edith Ojo, Thomas Onyimba, Tshepo Skwambane, Nicola Stylianou, Lou Taylor, Carol Tulloch and Joma Wellings Longmore.
Fashioning Africa – New Collection
New collection – consultants: Catherine Elliott Weinberg, Helen Jennings, Tony Kalume, Malika Kraamer, Edith Ojo, Tshepo Skwambane, Nicola Stylianou, Kathleen Lawther (collections documentation) and John Reynolds (photographer).
New collection – donors, contacts and sources: Xorla Adabla, Beryl Adhiambo, Dodi Agbemafle, David Agbenyau, Jonathan and Sylvanus Akakpo, Nene Akoto Sah VII (Emmanuel Tetteh), Fred and Richmond Akpo, Bukola Aluko-Kpotie, Felix Amegayie, Oliver Asike (2ManySiblings), Autograph, James Barnor, Amanda Beardsmore (The Beardsmore Gallery), Jack Bell (Jack Bell Gallery), Titi and Shola Bello, Amine Bendriouich, Judith Birya, David Bradley (ABC Textiles), Lisa Brittan (Axis Gallery), Duncan Clarke (Adire African Textiles), Lorna Currie, Fatiha Daoudi (Mosaik Events), Lanre da Silva Ajayi, Nike Davies-Okundaye, Surprise Dawordoe, Da Gama Textiles, Adèle Dejak, Emilie Demon (Afronova), Sunny Dolat, Ami Doshi Shah, Atsu Eboe, Evolution (Cincinnati), Marianne Fassler, Lisa Folawiyo (Jewel by Lisa), Clement Gah, Letesa Gakpey, Gator Gbogbo, Joss Graham (Joss Graham Gallery), Mrs Groth, GTP Factory (Accra), Hassan Hajjaj, Exodus Hallo, Eredappa Hart, Ben Hiamale, David Hill (David Hill Gallery), Michael Hitchcock, Edem Joshua, Saidi Kanda, Nene Nuer Keteku III, Hannah Kidane, Nikki Kindersley, Atta Kwami, Saundra Lang, Juliet Leeb Du Toit, Peter Lloyd, Said Mahrouf, Hamidou Maiga, Linda Mainwaring, Thabo Makhetha, Charles Makhuya, Emmanuel Manayo, Musa M’Boob, Maria McCloy, Pat McGann, JJ Mensah, Yassine Morabite, Renée Mussai (Autograph), Tracyter Mutala, Katungulu Mwendwa, Kawira Mwirichia, Laduma Ngxokolo, Mr and Mrs O., October Gallery, Biola and Alhaja Ogunmowo (Abiola Aso-Oke), Ebele Ojechi, Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Orange Culture), Casbury Omurunga, Amaka Osakwe (Maki Oh), Papa Oyeyemi (Maxivive), Zarina Patel (Awaaz Magazine), Eileen Perrier, Zahid Rajan (Awaaz Magazine), Akila Monika Richards, Velma Rossa (2ManySiblings), Clive Rundle, Deola Sagoe, Serge Sanga, Ibrahima Sanlé Sory, The Sartists, Madhukant Shah (Haria’s Stamp Shop), Martin Sholagbade, Dineo Skwambane, Samson Soboye, Sophie Stylianou, Baba Syllah, Daniele Tamagni, Giordino Tamagni, Yegwa Ukpo (Stranger), Nontsikelelo ‘Lolo’ Veleko, Henri Vergon (Afronova), Vintage Couture (Toronto), Bindi Vora (Autograph), Rounke Williams, Joseph Wordu and Bokorkpo Yawo.
Fashion Cities Africa – Exhibition
Helen Jennings (consultant), Hannah Azieb Pool (consultant), Lulu Kitololo (graphic designer), Tessa Hallmann (photographer), Ronke Lawal (Ariatu PR), Yinka Ilori (furniture designer) and James Pike (photographer).
Casablanca: Mouna Belgrini (consultant), Deborah Benzaquen (photographer), Amina Agueznay, Meriem Bennani (Jnoun), Zahra Bennani (Jnoun), Joseph Ouechen (consultant), Amine Bendriouich, Hassan Hajjaj, Zineb Joundy, Ghitta Laskrouiff, Yassine Morabite, Aida Raïs, Chadia Raïs, Zhor Raïs.
Lagos: Omoyemi Akerele (consultant), Lakin Ogunbanwo (photographer), Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Mai Atafo, Lanre da Silva Ajayi, Folake Folarin-Coker (Tiffany Amber), Lisa Folawiyo (Jewel by Lisa), Bubu Ogisi (I.Am.Isigo), Adebayo Oke-Lawal (Orange Culture), Amaka Osakwe (Maki Oh), Papa Oyeyemi (Maxivive), Aba Sagoe (Clan), Deola Sagoe, Teni Sagoe (Clan), Tiwa Sagoe (Clan), Adeju Thompson, Yegwa Ukpo (Stranger). Thanks also to the British Council, Lagos team.
Nairobi: Sunny Dolat (consultant), Sarah Marie Waiswa (photographer), Oliver Asike (2ManySiblings), Adèle Dejak, Ami Doshi Shah, Katungulu Mwendwa, The Nest, Velma Rossa (2ManySiblings).
Johannesburg: Mmabatho Selemela (consultant), Victor Dlamini (photographer), Andile Buka (The Sartists), Marianne Fassler, Kabelo Kungwane (The Sartists), Wanda Lephoto (The Sartists), Maria McCloy, Thula Sindi, Xzavier Zulu (The Sartists).
Fashion Cities Africa – Brighton Stories
Olu Adeosun, Sabri Ben-Ameur, Janet Harris, Paul Jackson (photographer), Kimberly Kabuchi, Saidi Kanda, Sarah Naomi Lee (community liaison), Phati Mnguni, Thomas Onyimba, Jo Palache (oral historian), Judith Ricketts (photographer), Pende Wasswa.
Fashion Cities Africa – DV8
Fashion Cities Africa – Object Journeys
Kayte McSweeney (British Museum), Edith Ojo (curator), Tshepo Skwambane (curator), Alice Ross (filmmaker), Chris Spring (British Museum), Helen Wolfe (British Museum).
Heritage Learning Placement Project
Fashioning Africa – Events
Creating African Fashion Histories conference (2 November 2016) speakers: Heather Akou, Mouna Belgrini, Jody Benjamin, Avis Charles, Simidele Dosekun, Juliet Gilbert, Erica de Greef, Harriet Hughes, Angela Jansen, Helen Jennings, Joseph Ouechen, Edith Ojo, Christopher Richards, Victoria Rovine, Nicola Stylianou, Carol Tulloch and Jeremy Aynsley (conference workshop host).
Fashioning Africa – Microsite
Thanks also to: Cara Bowen, Lorna Eyo, Derek Ncube, Stuart Prior (Wikimedia UK), Eirini Zampetaki.
Royal Pavilion & Museums staff and associates who worked on Fashioning Africa initiatives included Rachel Heminway Hurst (Curator of World Art), Helen Mears (Keeper of World Art), Stephen Kisko (Collections Assistant), Kasey Ball (Collections Assistant), Martin Pel (Curator of Textiles & Fashion), Jody East (Curator, Creative Programmes), Ruby McGonigle (Marketing – Social Media), Fiona Story (Creative Programme Coordinator), Hazel Welch (Youth Engagement Officer), Su Hepburn (Senior Learning Officer), Helen Grundy (Senior Keeper, Creative Programmes), Alex Hawkey (Designer), Jacqui Chamberlain (gallery explainer), Miranda Hayes (gallery explainer), Lisa Hinkins (gallery explainer), Martina Bellotto (gallery explainer), Jenny Ridland (gallery explainer and events support). The Royal Pavilion & Museums was also fortunate to benefit from the enthusiasm and support of a team of Fashion Cities Africa digital ambassadors: Hermione Berendt, Emma North, Keilah Patten, Molly Raymer and Victoria Rodrigues O’Donnell.
In developing the various Fashioning Africa initiatives, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is grateful for the generous support of the James Henry Green Charitable Trust, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, the Art Fund (Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme) and the University of Sussex (Sussex Africa Centre)