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Collection Bites and Manchester Museum

01 Nov 2013

Trading Well-being: The Materiality of Medicine and Religion at a Healers' Market, Accra, Ghana.

koma figurines

In West Africa healing combines both medicine and religion with specialist markets selling herbs and idols side by side. Drawing on extensive fieldwork in Ghana, PhD Archaeology student, Bryn Trevelyan James will open a conversation on indigenous healing, introducing the people and stories behind some fascinating objects from the Museum collections.

Collection Bites is on the first Wednesday of the month, joined by a series of guest speakers for lunchtime conversations discussing key objects from the collection. 

Wednesday 6 November 1-2pm

Book on 0161 275 2648 or, free.