Naima Hassan

Naima Hassan is a curator, collections-based researcher, and a TheMuseumsLab Fellow. She is Programme Editor for 100 Histories of 100 Worlds in 1 Object and archivist for the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, where she is cataloguing an African art library collection for their project space in Lagos, Nigeria. Her research interests include a focus on African material culture held in ethnographic museums. New areas of her research explore the tensions between colonialism and natural history, with attention to ethnobotany and decolonial ecology. She has given talks and supported conferences and workshop in various locations, including Iniva, Paris Peace Forum, Northampton University, British Institute in Eastern Africa and National Maritime Museum. She was Assistant Curator for Timespan Museum’s exhibition No Colour Bar: Highland Remix: Clearances to Colonialism. Her exhibition, Memory Materials takes place August – September 2022 at Two Queens, Leicester.