Artefacts not seen in public for over 120 years go on display in Leicester

An exhibition in Leicester has begun displaying African artefacts that haven’t been seen in public for over 120 years.

The ‘Knowledge of the Unseen’ project has been created by arts and heritage organisation Opal 22 and will be hosted at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery until November 3rd.

Along with experts from Africa, the objects have been selected by volunteers from the local African Caribbean community, with organisers saying they hope the pieces will highlight some of the untold stories of African heritage and culture.

Credit: Ian Davis / Leicester City Council

The free-to-enter display runs as part of the city’s Black History Month 2019 programme. The artefacts on show have been borrowed from three museums in Leicester, Northampton and Derby.

Leicester deputy city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, Councillor Piara Singh Clair, said: