Booking closes at 12:00 tomorrow.This talk, by Isatu Smith, will address Bunce Island’s history including its phases of construction, uses and life on the island, and preservation efforts.
The talk will also mention the development of Sierra Leone into a British Crown Colony and the various levels of connections between Sierra Leone and Britain, and the Commonwealth by implication, if time permits.
Isatu Smith is a Sierra Leonean heritage professional with over twenty-five years’ experience of working in the culture and heritage sector of her native Sierra Leone.
Ms. Smith is the Managing Director of the West African Heritage Consultancy, the premier heritage consultancy in Sierra Leone. She was Consultant Project Manager for the World Monuments Fund implemented Bunce Island Preservation Project. This project was funded by the United States Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation and its main goal was community engagement, education and training, and preserving and stabilizing the ruins of a former British Slave fort in coastal Sierra Leone that sent most of its captives to the Americas.
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