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The Genius of the Caribbean

This was the question asked at one of the first events in the Era of Reclamation series at the beginning of 2020. Held on stage in the BP Lecture Theatre under the logo 'The Black British Museum', the event explored the history and importance of the Caribbean region, its diaspora, myriad cultures and exceptional people.

The genius of the Caribbean
The genius of the Caribbean

Now in 2021, at a time when museums are reacting and responding to the new social and political landscape, this panel discussion asks: what can the British Museum's collection tell us about the Caribbean as a cauldron of human genius, survival and profound legacy? Is there a Caribbean you may not know but need to?

The speakers include acclaimed independent scholar and researcher, Ian Foster, and history of food researcher, podcaster and museum professional, Emmerline Smy. They join creators of the Era of Reclamation series, Bonnie Greer, former Deputy Chair of the British Museum's Board of Trustees, and Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum.

To attend this online event:

16 Apr 2021 18.00–19.30

You can watch the event streamed live on the Museum's live events YouTube channel.

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