News | Published: Wed 31 Oct 2012

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Origins of the Afro Comb website

Visit the new interactive website, which promotes the activities of this major community project http://www.originsoftheafrocomb.co.uk

Learn more about hair, grooming and hair combs in Africa and the African Diaspora. Click on the video archive to hear people share their stories about afro combs, and get in touch with us if you would like to contribute your own personal testimony.* These stories will form part of a new 2013 exhibition, looking at the 5000 year history of the iconic Afro comb from the Pre-dynastic period of Egypt to the Twentieth Century in the UK and US.

Origins of the Afro Comb is a shared project between the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, and The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London. It is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

* Email Sally-Ann Ashton: sa337@cam.ac.uk


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