Africa 95


Founded in 1992, Africa 95 was established to initiate and organise a nationwide season of the arts of Africa to be held in the U.K. in the last quarter of 1995. The material is held at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. The wide-ranging events included the visual and performing arts, cinema, literature, music and public debate, and programmes on BBC television and radio. It was granted patronage by Her Majesty the Queen, President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, and President Leopold Sedar Senghor of Senegal. The centerpiece of the season was the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition, 'Africa: the Art of a Continent'.

The collection includes various deposits (1980-1996) on individual artists. It also include correspondence, printed material, photographs, and slides of the work of artists from Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the USA.

Records relating to arts management, 1980-1996, cover funding and sponsorship, 1993-1995; Publicity, 1994-1995; press activity, 1994-1996, including cuttings; posters, 1993-1995; general administration, including personnel and finance, 1994-1995; arts organisations and other festivals, 1991-1995; subject files, 1985-1996, including exhibition catalogues on people and places including Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, the USA, and Zimbabwe; videos, 1980-1995, including artists and their work; publications and exhibition catalogues, 1980-1995, for

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Africa 95
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 29 Sep 2015