Lecture: Through the glass Darkly - Black History and Portraiture

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2 November 2017, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

With a special focus on black British history, broadcaster, writer and historian David Olusoga explores the relationship between biography and portraiture and argues that the visceral power of seeing faces from the past can enable us to escape the limitations of biography, looking beyond it to see history in a different way.

David Olusoga is a British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and award-winning filmmaker, who studied history and journalism before joining the BBC. His books include Black and British: A Forgotten History, The Kaiser’s Holocaust and The World’s War. He was also a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Black British History.

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