Dr Paul Basu: Sierra Leone's cultural heritage by UCL Sound published on 2012/01/09 16:51:01 +0000 This podcast weaves together live recordings of musicians and masquerade rituals from Sierra Leone with an interview from Dr Paul Basu (UCL Anthropology) on the country's cultural heritage. For three years Dr Basu has been working with institutions across Britain and Sierra Leone to gather objects and stories of Sierra Leone's cultural heritage in both a website (http://www.sierraleoneheritage.org) and a new exhibition at UCL. The West African country, still recovering from a Civil War that ended in 2002, has a rich cultural heritage of textiles, masks and more but with little resources to preserve them. Providing an opportunity to re-evaluate Sierra Leone's cultural heritage, this project brings together rarely seen objects from widespread collections to the digital space. Further information: http://www.sierraleoneheritage.org YouTube video: http://youtu.be/Swg_lG-G8RY Dr Paul Basu: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/anthropology/people/academic_staff/p_basu AHRC: http://projects.beyondtext.ac.uk/reanimatingculturalheritage UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at www.ucl.ac.uk.