Rethinking Relationships and Building Trust Around African Collections is a project that develops new practice around the Kenyan and Nigerian collections at the Horniman, Pitt Rivers, MAA Cambridge and World Museum Liverpool.
The project is working with heritage professionals, community members, researchers, artists and other stakeholders in Kenya, Nigeria and the U.K. to develop thinking about the future of the collections.
Supporting the thinking is a research process that involves stakeholders collaboratively developing questions about the collections with regards to provenance that includes linking the collections to historical events and key collection moments.
The project will be facilitating visits of stakeholders to the collections, as well as holding workshops in all three countries as a basis for equitable exchange that can contribute to the future care of the collections.
The project has already begun to engage with issues of representation in the collections, identifying information that need updating and opening possibilities for stakeholders to work directly with the collections.