Object Journeys consisted of two displays which featured stunning new objects collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project, and objects loaned from the British Museum, reflecting changing fashion practices. Township Journeys (31 March 2018 to present) showcased textiles and beadwork from South Africa and Aso-oke, a celebration of style (31 March 2018 – 31 March 2019) featured textiles and garments from Nigeria.
Co-curated with Fashioning Africa Collecting Panel members Edith Ojo and Tshepo Skwambane, these displays were part of a collaborative project with the British Museum called Object Journeys, a three year National Lottery Heritage Fund-supported programme. This national programme aimed to support community partners to research and explore museum collections and create new displays in response to this investigation. You can read more about the development of these displays on the British Museum’s Object Journeys blog.