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Robert Sainsbury Lecture

We are delighted to announce that the Robert Sainsbury Memorial Lecture series will return for 2019. On Wednesday 15 May Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, Director, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington will present a talk on 'Navigating African Art: A view from Washington'

Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, a British curator, cultural historian and broadcaster of Ghanaian ancestry. Born in London, he was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) where he received his doctorate in African history and was later awarded an honorary fellowship.

He has presented two series of Lost Kingdoms of Africa for the BBC and the television series Tate Britain's Great British Walks for Sky Arts. He recently delivered a TEDGlobal Talk on pre-colonial Africa and is the author of several books, including Timbuktu and the rise of the Mali Empire (Ladybird/Penguin, 2018). In June 2018 he received an OBE for services to arts and culture.

The event is free and everyone is welcome. To reserve a place please email

6.15pm Wednesday 15 May Thomas Paine Study Centre, UEA.