Research into donors whose stories were unknown, or where there were significant gaps in their history. This is also an opportunity to celebrate women as museum donors, collectors, travellers and scholars.
Born in Nuneaton, Stanfield was an art and crafts teacher in Nigeria and a specialist in adire dyeing techniques.
A Scottish-born collector of East African beadwork and an expert in Arab chests.
A specialist in Nigerian cultural history and donor of lantana beads.
A Lieutenant-Colonel in the British army, whose military career led to service and travel in British East Africa.
Working with the Church Missionary Society, Exeter-born Townsend set up mission in Abeokuta, Nigeria.
A soldier and political officer who resided at Ijebu Ode, SW Nigeria between 1903 and 1926.
A solicitor and colonial officer who served in Lagos, Nigeria from 1895 to 1911.
A colonial officer with a Sidmouth connection who served in South Africa.
Civil servant in the Foreign Office, who became Superintendent of the Slave Trade Department 1824 – 1845.