The Northcote W. Thomas Project

Z_13078_02_lrgThe Northcote W. Thomas website, funded by the Alborada Trust, explores part of the extraordinary collection made by Northcote Whitridge Thomas in Edo Land, Nigeria, between 1909 and 1913 and held at MAA.

It is a continuation of research conducted by Dr Ohioma Pogoson, Associate Professor at Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a specialist in the material culture of what is now Edo State in South Nigeria.

Dr Pogoson was a visiting fellow in Cambridge in 2012/13 and has worked with MAA to draw new attention to this important collection.

We hope this site will allow people in Edo State to further engage with this important aspect of their heritage, and raise awareness of the art and material culture of the region more widely.


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