RAI RESEARCH SEMINAR Wednesday 13 June 5.30p.m.

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Early Modern Zimbabwean Art History in British Archives
Dr Jonathan Zilberg, The Asia Foundation

There is a surprising amount of data on the early history of modern art in Zimbabwe to be found in archives in the UK. For instance, in the Central Saint Martins (UAL) and the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) records in London, and in the Bodleian in Oxford, there are
detailed records of Cyrene mission art history in the late 1930´s through the 1950´s. For the later period, from the late 1950´s through the early 1970´s, there is substantial material on the history of Neo-German African Expressionism and Shona sculpture in the RAI library in the British Museum. In addition to the information to be found in these repositories, there are materials in the Tate, the National Archives, the Ashmolean and the Dean Museum, in the Royal Collection in Windsor as well as in many private collections. There is in all this then a remarkable depth of information concerning the life histories and consequence of the work of two key European enablers in modern Zimbabwean art history, namely Canon Edward Paterson (1895-1974) and Frank McEwen, O.B.E
(1907-1994). In this seminar I will discuss these materials and how these two enablers, the artists and their art fit into the larger story of modern British and French art history.

This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to
https://zilberg.eventbrite.co.uk

Location : Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
United Kingdom
http://www.therai.org.uk

BZS Research Day Saturday 16 June 2018

Our  research day is a dynamic overview of research into Zimbabwe and is but once a year looking at fascinating current developments. This year we have called the programme:
Youth and Experience – Generation to Generation in Zimbabwe and the Diaspora `

Saturday 16 June 2018, 9.00am – 5.30pm (doors open from 8.30am)St. Antony’s College, Nissan Theatre, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF
In partnership with the Oxford African Studies Centre. Here is the latest update
BZS_RD18_programme_8May18  
and book tickets online