Exhibition: Asante Goldweights

This exhibition runs from Fri, 28th Aug 2020 to Sun, 31st Oct 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Fri,
4th Dec 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Sat,
5th Dec 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Sun,
6th Dec 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Thu,
10th Dec 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Fri,
11th Dec 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Sat,
12th Dec 2020  
(11am - 7pm)
Sun,
13th Dec 2020  
(11am - 7pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


A display of Asante treasures from Ghana, shedding light on 19th-century collecting and the British Empire.

Asante gold court regalia is richly symbolic of an economy centred on the gold trade. Small brass goldweights were shaped to express proverbs encouraging honesty, integrity and the need to leave a legacy of good deeds. This display highlights contested heritage: some items were taken by British troops when they raided the Asante capital, Kumasi, in 1874 in conflicts over gold-trading ports.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website


Location

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,
SW7 2RL

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