Curator’s Choice: Gold Weights from West Africa
The Fowler invites you to a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing research and conservation of gold weights from West Africa, currently on view in Particular Histories: Provenance Research in African Arts. Hear from staff about the collection’s care and storage in situ; then follow several objects to the lab where staff will discuss their investigations and findings. This program will include pre-recorded elements as well as a live discussion.
Join curators for lively conversations about their passions and projects that inspire audiences to engage with different worldviews and find joy in the multiplicity of human experiences.
Image credit: All objects: Unidentified artist (Akan, Ghana), weights for measuring gold, early 20th century, copper alloy (some with lead fill or repairs); Fowler Museum at UCLA, Gift of the Wellcome Trust. Left to right: X65.9711, X65.9731, X65.9731, X65.9549, X65.9298, X65.9558.