In the 19th century when collector Richard E Dennett went to work in a trading centre on the Congo coast little was understood about the religious belief of Central Africa. On his travels Dennett came into regular contact with BaKongo people and made key observations about their way of life. These observations were later published and they provided the western world with a glimpse into this little-known culture. Dennett donated to RAMM a group of African items that were frequently used to connect with an invisible world of spirits. This display provides a window onto both Dennett’s life and the world of those invisible powers.
15 December 2011 to 23 September 2012
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