This Designation-funded work was conducted with the University of Exeter. RAMM would like to thank Michelle Bolduc, Natalia Mudd, Marian de Biasi, Raphael Werner, Marina Altoe’, Tamara Phillip and Bi Xiaolong.


Visitors can now access an Italian translation of the Africa and Pacific primary panel text in the World Cultures gallery. This is a text that appears on the large acrylic panels within the displays.


Please click on the links below to access the translation (PDF format).



Introduction – Discovering Worlds Africa intro

African Encounters – African Encounters

Weaving Worlds – Weaving Worlds

Faces of Africa? – Faces of Africa

Body Beautiful – Body Beautiful

A Trader in the Congo – A Trader in the Congo



The Sea Defines Us – The Sea Defines Us

Competition and Conflict – Competition and Conflict

The Stuff of Life – The Stuff of Life

Rites of Passage – Rites of Passage

Speaking to the Gods – Speaking to the Gods