27 Jan-31 Oct 2005. The British Museum launches its Africa 05 programme, which runs through until October 2005. The programme includes new displays and installations as well as a wide ranging public programme from music and dance to storytelling. The programme is made up of a variety of events and exhibitions including: Made In Africa - The Asahi Shimbun Display (27 January to 2 April) including two million year-old stone tools from Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania in a new gallery that has been created to house temporary topical exhibitions; The Tree Of Life (early February onwards) an installation constructed out of decommissioned weapons that were handed in after the Mozambique civil war; Africa 05 Conference Continental Dialogues (10 to 12 February) discussing identity, collectives and medium, and bringing together respected African artists and experts to discuss the state of African art; New Displays (10 February onwards) newly acquired works such as Rachid Koraichis large metal sculpture from his Path of Roses installation; The Wealth of Africa, 4,000 years of money and trade (20 January to 26 June) A look at Africa through its various currencies with examples of money traded in the form of raffia cloth and cowrie shells, copper ingots and traditional coins that demonstrate the continents power and influence before the arrival of European colonisers and slave traders; Public Programme (February October) in an effort to attract new visitors there will be a special programme for the general public including: gallery talks, tours, films, handling sessions, half-term events and a special trail which will lead visitors through the galleries of the museum to demonstrate the influence that Africa has had throughout the ages.

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Address The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London W1. Tel. +44-2073238299. Closest tube stations are Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, and Goodge St.

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Africa 05.

The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London W1. Tel. +44-2073238299. Closest tube stations are Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, and Goodge St.