On 26 October 2021, Stacey Kennedy, a M4C PhD candidate in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, gave a talk on her research into the Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts, in ways which ‘unsettle’ its primary narratives and allow a multiplicity of perspectives to emerge.

Clara Ugbodaga-Ngu, Abstract (c. 1960). © The copyright holder. Image courtesy of Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham

Clara Ugbodaga-Ngu, Abstract (c. 1960). © The copyright holder. Image courtesy of Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham.

The talk celebrated the work of an influential artist and educator, Clara Etso Ugbodaga-Ngu, whose work is displayed in the Aston Webb building.

Watch a recording of Staceys's talk

To learn more about the History of the Danford Collection and Stacey’s research on it, you can also listen to an episode of Perspectives, the School of History and Cultures’ inclusivity podcast, in which Stacey talks about her research on the Collection.