Posts by Paul

Danford Collection

University of BirminghamJohn Danford O.B.E. was a professionally trained artist who was for some years a British Council representative in Nigeria. The collection is an important collection of c.480 African art works and artefacts. It includes traditional works from authentic sources, valuable pieces commissioned from now-famous individual carvers and artists, such as Lamidi Fakeye, Justus Akeredolu, Bamgboye and Bandele, as well as contemporary African art. At the heart of the collection is the substantial holding of Yorùbá pieces collected by John Danford in the 1950s. Read more →

The Papers of Joe Church

Henry Martin Centre - The Papers of Joe Church

The Papers of Joe Church:

A very important collection of papers, books, pamphlets, audio tapes, slides and photographs relating to the life and work of Dr Joe Church in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Read more →

Birmingham – The Church Missionary Society Archives

University of BirminghamThe archive contains the records of the administrative departments at the Society’s headquarters, principally the General Secretary’s, Home, Finance, Medical, Candidates and Women’s Departments, and the records of its overseas missions, 1799–1959. Read more →