Keynote Speaker

NDS2019 has selected Augustus Casely-Hayford, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art as the keynote speaker for our opening dinner on 24 October 2019. Dr. Casely-Hayford was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London where he received his doctorate in African History. He is a fellow of the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and a trustee of the National Trust (of the United Kingdom). He has been an on-air contributor to the BBC, has advised the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has contributed to exhibitions at the British Library and Tate Britain. Dr. Casely-Hayford has recently been named an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List for his services to arts and culture. The list recognizes the achievements of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom and are the most high-profile awards made by the British monarch. Hear Dr. Casely-Hayford’s comments on how African Art has inspired European Art on this video:


We are excited that Dr. Casely-Hayford has accepted our invitation to speak at NDS2019.

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Keynote Speaker:
Augustus Casely-Hayford
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