Edible Empire: African Cocoa in a Global Economy
Edible Empire was an interdisciplinary exhibition of 19th and 20th century materials and images depicting the West African cocoa industry. Exhibition themes explored the historical significance of cocoa as a global commodity, its role in the development of global capitalism, and its place in constructing popular understandings of Europe’s empire.
Co-curated with Ellen C. Caldwell and Bianca Murillo, and in collaboration with The National Archives (UK), the Getty Research Institute Special Collections (US), and the University of California, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.
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