The Somali incense burner

The Somali incense burner

Leyla participated in the Object Journeys project at the British Museum, where community partners from the Somali diaspora curated a display of Somali objects in the Museum. The display case, Objects of Survival: the beauty of Somali craftwork, is a culmination of 10...
Fun for all the family

Fun for all the family

On the 12th  November 2016, the Somali Object Journeys project hosted a family day to celebrate the new Somali display case in The British Museum’s Wellcome Gallery. Opened in early October the display case, Objects of Survival: the beauty of Somali craftwork, is a...
The Somali Ornament

The Somali Ornament

The Somali Ornament: How it ended its journey at the British Museum in London by Abukar Elmi After first seeing this Silver Breast Ornament it quickly became one of my favourite objects in the British Museum’s Somali collection. The unique design and craftsmanship...
Community on Solid Ground in London

Community on Solid Ground in London

Exploring the British Museum’s South Asian collection at Blyth House Early on the 12th of April 2016 members of the Community on Solid Ground women’s group with their group leaders and curators, Andrea Winn and Stephen Welsh, from Manchester Museum travelled by...