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The Benin Bronzes Dr.Claire Walsh Tuesday 10 March 2020

The Benin Bronzes are amongst the most important and valuable works of art from Africa. The superb workmanship and outstanding aesthetic quality of Benin's royal sculptures rivals the very best work of the Italian renaissance. The lecture reveals the sophisticated processes, the symbolism and ritual use of the bronzes as well as exploring the response of avant garde artists like Piccasso and Matisse.

Having previously worked at the V&A and lectured there and at the University of Warwick  Dr.Walsh now lectures for The Open University. She has lectured widely in Britain and abroad and has numerous publications.