The British Museum was founded in 1753 and opened in 1759 as the first national museum open to visitors from around the world and covering all areas of human knowledge. It’s museum collection preserves more than 200,000 objects from the continent, most of which are in room 25 of the “Sainsbury African Galleries”. However, each department of the Museum includes African objects in its collections.
Within the galleries, one can find a variety of material and artistic traditions, notably forged ironwork, textiles, pottery, masquerade and sculpture. Across the exhibit halls, galleries cover a range of broader themes, including commerce, identity, gender, power, religion and transformation.
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