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TARA & British Museum celebrate launch of The African Rock Art Image Project

The British Museum gave a reception Monday evening October 6th, in their Egyptian Rooms to celebrate the launch of the TARA/BM African Rock Art Online joint project. Continuous screening of TARA images on two screens, located next to the Rosetta Stone, showcased many of TARA’s rock art images from across the continent while statues of the Pharaohs like Ramses the Great looked on from the wings. In his welcoming speech the Deputy Museum  Director Johnathan Williams spoke of TARA’s extraordinary achievement in putting together this Pan-African collection and of the Museum’s pride and delight that it is now under their wing. TARA Chairman David Coulson responded by speaking about his own journey which had later become TARA’s journey and about TARA’s delight that the collection should have found such an ideal home. Both Williams and Coulson praised the generosity of the Arcadia Fund for making this project possible.

 

ReceptionPHOTO:  TARA Chairman and Founder, David Coulson talks to invited guests at the British Museum reception.