Objects of Crisis: The Akan drum

In our penultimate episode of Objects of Crisis Hartwig talks with former deputy chair of the Museum trustees, Bonnie Greer, about an object that is very close to her heart- the Akan drum.

To find out more about the Akan drum, visit Collection online on the Museum website: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/E_Am-SLMisc-1368

You can also read Bonnie’s blog piece, ‘What we have saved from the fire’, here: https://blog.britishmuseum.org/bonnie-greer-what-we-have-saved-from-the-fire/

Plan of slave ship: Plymouth Chapter of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade / Public domain
Illustration of sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand: Attributed to Isaac Cruikshank, 1756?-1811? / Public domain


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