Distinguished Lecturer Johnnetta Betsch Cole

“Displaying Historical Ivory in Museums: Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room”

In this free public lecture on 10 October 2019, international scholar, educator and humanitarian Dr Johnnetta Cole discusses historical African ivory art, wildlife conservation and museum responsibility, about which she is a passionate advocate. Dr Cole is past Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African Art, and has held formative positions at several colleges and universities across the United States, where she headed and established African-American and black women’s studies programs. Dr Cole’s lecture is followed by a conversation with Dr Shannen Hill, guest curator of The Art of African Ivory.

Supported by the Brockington Visitorship Fund and the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Fund, Queen’s University.

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