Working with Natty Mark Samuels on our African Collection

We are delighted to be working with Natty Mark Samuels, founder of African School on our African collection.

The Rumble Museum was very fortunate to have been recently given a beautiful and wide-ranging collection of artefacts from Africa, ranging from musical instruments, to every day objects, baskets and an exquisitely carved door frame.

Natty founded African School in 2009 to introduce African Studies to the general public. African studies involves The Carribean, African America as well as Africa. The African School Mobile Library started in May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Natty is creating a booklet of narratives about our items, and he will also be meeting students at Cheney to explore the items together, and share knowledge about them.

Alongside this, our Museum Council students will be working with Naima Mokhtar, a researcher, to create entries for the items on the Earth Museum website, and we are planning some exhibition events later in the school year, so watch this space!