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Guest Post – Spotlight on a Yoruba gelede mask

As part of Grand Challenges 2015, a group of University of Exeter students have been working with the World Cultures collection. They have researched and digitised two objects from the collection, creating additional interpretive material and making two short films about the objects. One of the objects they researched is a Yoruba gelede mask from […]

Research into Melanesian human skulls

Research on Melanesian human skulls by Kristin Leith   As part of the Discovering Worlds project, I am conducting research into Melanesian human skulls housed in the Ethnographic collection here at RAMM.  During the 1930s, three over-modelled skulls came into the collection.  The procurement of these types of objects was part of a wider collection […]

Social Fabric exhibition installation

Social Fabric exhibition installation This week a new temporary exhibition called Social Fabric: African Textiles Today is being installed at RAMM.  Courtesy of the British Museum, a colourful display of codified textiles from eastern and southern Africa will feature in Gallery 22.  The exhibition also features two examples from RAMM’s ethnography collection; a kanga from Kenya that celebrates the United […]

RAMM meets Blackfoot representatives

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM), Exeter, is involved in a multi-partner project, funded by The Leverhulme Trust’s International Network Grant. The project is led by Dr. Alison Brown, University of Aberdeen, with Dr. Anita Herle, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (CUMAA), University of Cambridge as the other UK museum partner. The project’s objective is to bring […]

New project called Discovering Worlds

Project called Discovering Worlds In 2014, RAMM successfully received £89,900 from the Designation Development Fund for a project called Discovering Worlds.  It is a wonderful opportunity for the museum to show off its fine collection of objects from the Pacific Islands.  This museum-based activity is a partnership that involves the British Museum, Sainsbury Research Unit (University […]