Tracking the Antiquities from Benin
2:30-3:30PM, Friday, 12/13, first floor of the Museum Library with guest curator Dwaune Latimer, Friendly Keeper of Collections, African Section
In honor of the new Africa Galleries at the Penn Museum, this special edition of the Museum Library’s Off the Shelf event will feature catalogs and scholarship on the arts of Benin that were published after the looting of Benin City in 1897. Keeper Dwaune Latimer will share how she used such books and other evidence to learn more about the history of objects in the Penn Museum's collections.
The Museum Library’s monthly pop-up exhibit program, Off the Shelf, is open to Penn students, faculty, and staff as well as Penn Museum visitors.