13 Nov-8 April. The result of collaboration between the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Yugoslavia, this photographic exhibition documents Tito’s state tours of various Africa countries from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s.
The tours were designed to drum up African support for Yugoslavia’s Non-Aligned Movement - a group of states not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc - by underlining its anti-colonialism and socialist solidarity.
Rather than mere staged propaganda shots, the photographs feature informal moments of interaction between Tito and African leaders, from meeting factory workers to safari hunting.
The images offer "an alternative picture of Cold War cultural relations between developing nations from different continents and traditions", according to Prof. Paul Betts from the University of Oxford.
Mon 12.00-16.30 Tues-Sun 10.00-16.30
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Tito in Africa: Picturing Solidarity
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Museum Of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, United Kingdom