Author: Maria Chiara Scuderi

Maria Chiara Scuderi is a PhD researcher at the University of Leicester and Leicester Museum and Art Gallery. She is interested in the circulation of global and colonial material culture in missionary exhibitions, world fairs, and international expositions of the 20th century.

‘I am writing this waiting for the pageant to begin’

A message on the back of a postcard issued for an exhibition organised by the London Missionary Society leads to an examination of the phenomenon of ‘human zoos’ typical of exhibitions at the time.

Maria Chiara Scuderi

18 July 2023

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