10 September 2018—17 May 2019

Fabric Africa: African textiles handling boxes

Enhance your visit to the Fabric Africa exhibition by borrowing one of our special African textiles handling boxes.

Feel different African textiles, try on garments, discover who made them and how they were created.

Choose between our Nigeria box or Ghana box to explore colourful fabrics and discover what they can tell us about life in West Africa.

Our Ghana box includes:

  • Exhibition plan
  • Enquiry questions for pupil discussion
  • Kente cloth, objects and activities
  • Adinkra cloth, objects and activities
  • Information about the Ashanti (Asante) people
  • Story books – The Spider Weaver & Anansi the Spider
  • Suggested activities to do in school

Our Nigeria box includes:

  • Exhibition plan
  • Enquiry questions for pupil discussion
  • Awete cloth, objects and activities
  • Adire cloth, objects and activities
  • Information about the Igbo and Yoruba peoples
  • Story book – Jamela’s Dress
  • Suggested activities to do in school

Suitable for: Year 3–6

Duration: up to 10 pupils can explore the exhibition using a box for 20 minutes at a time

Group size: up to 10 pupils can explore the exhibition using a box for 20 minutes at a time. A class of 30 pupils would be divided into three groups. Each group of 10 pupils in the exhibition will require support from at least one school adult.

Part of our Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles exhibition.

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

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Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

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