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1948

  • Frescoes from Ceylon Temples [15 April- 15 May]
1949
 
  • Exhibition of Specimens from British Colonies on connection with Colonial Month [21 June- 20 July]
1957
 
  • Folk Art in Rumania [2 May -31 August]

 

1966
  • American Indian Arts and Crafts (with demonstrations of sand painting and weaving) [13-16 September
  • Ethiopian Arts and Crafts [1966-67]

1967

  • Sons of the Eagle: Albania [1967-68]
  • Horniman Museum : Its History and Future- County Hall
  • Traditional Nigerian Crafts: Nancy Stanfield Collection

1968

  • John White's North American Paintings [1968-69]
  • Horniman Museum: Museum Week Exhibition- Royal Festival Hall

1969

  • Fire and Clay: Pottery Technology
  • World Wildlife Fund: Photographs by H.R.H Prince Philip [18 February-22 March]
  • War under Sail [5 December- 20 February 1971]

1971

  • Islamic Architecture
  • The Horniman Nature Trail
  • The Bushman: Field Research Project

1972

  • The Turcoman [10 July- 19 August]
  • Folk Art of Macedonia [25 November- 31 January 1973]
  • Swanscombe Excavation

1973

  • Land of Reindeer: Swedish Lappland [17 February- 20 April]
  • The Ethiopian Tradition (in conjunction with the Victoria and Albert) [19 March- 19 April]
  • Musical Instruments of the Eighteenth Century: France and Britain [19 October- 2 December]
  • Tour of Music in France and Britain [1973-76]
  • “London Show-case”
  • “You can do it too”- Adult Education Development at the Horniman

1974

  • The First Americans [16 February- 1 February 1975]
  • “Horniman’s Dream”- Proposals for the Major Natural History Extension [28 September- 16 October]
1975
  • Wildlife at Thamesmead [8 February- 1 March]
  • Jewellery & Embroidery from Bosnia- Herzegovina [8 March- 31 July]
  • African Shelter (in conjunction with Arts Council) [21 August- 14 March 1975]
  • The Horniman Story- a) Internavex Exhibition, Olympia b) Royal Festival Hall c) City
  • Literature Institute (to accompany course of Lectures)
1976
  • Music of Islam [3 April- 6 October]
  • Masks
  • RSPB- Birds of the Wetlands (Kodak sponsored Exhibition)

1977

  • The Qashqai of Iran [22 January - 24 April]
  • The Travellers Royal [16 May - 31 December]
  • Fiesta Mexicana [29 July - 31 December]

1978

  • The Otavalo
  • Carpets of Serbia
  • Colour through the Needle
  • Carnival of Animals
  • The Story of the Bow

1979

  • Mongolia - Land of the Five Animals [29 January- 3 November]
  • Greek Folk Art [1 December- 31 January 1980]
  • Greek Musical Instruments (Royal Festival Hall) [Winter 1979-1980]
  • North American Portraits

1980

  • Captain Cook [13 February- 13 April]
  • Woodcarvings from Macedonia [3 May- 31 August]
  • Art of the Felt Maker [14 November -14 February 1981]
  • Ibeji Figures from Nigeria (exchange exhibition from Lagos Museum)
  • Mongolia (Harris Festival)
  • Arctic Oasis- Canadian Wildlife
  • Horniman Accessions: A Decade of Collecting
  • Horniman in Focus ’80 - Work by Adult Photography Course- Royal Festival Hall

1981

  • Benin
  • Images of Reality
  • Jakobshaven: A Town in Greenland
  • The Dolmetsch Collection of Musical Instruments
  • Special Dolmetsch exhibits a) Royal Festival Hall b) Ranger’s House,
  • Blackheath c) Leeds Castle, Kent
  • The Observers of Man- RAI
  • Horniman in Focus ’81 a) Horniman Gardens Exhibition b) Royal Festival Hall

1982

  • Mongolia (West of England Festival)
  • Horniman in Focus ’82- Horniman Gardens
  • Navajo Weaving [1982-83]

1983

  • Beehive Paintings from Slovenia [1 August- 1 February 1984]
  • Folk Art from Montenegro [10 December -10 May 1984]
  • The Hart Collection of Birds
  • Horniman in Focus ’83- the Horniman Gardens
  • Lewisham Children & The Horniman Museum ’83- Children’s work from six Primary Schools
  • Mongolia (Billingham Festival)
  • Coracles ‘83

1984

  • Folk Art of Romania [12 July- 13 January 1985]
  • Horniman in Focus ’84 – Horniman Gardens

1985

  • The Last of the Bedouin in Jordan [1 March- 14 May]
  • Inuvisit: Canada’s Northern People [12 June-12 August]
  • The Tent: Home, Shelter and a Way of Life [9 October for 2 years]
  • Women’s costume from Guatemala
  • The Hart Collection of Birds
  • Natural History, the Law and You
  • Horniman in Focus- ’85- Horniman Gardens

1986

  • Masks [10 March onwards]
1987
  • Ramayana- the story of Prince Rama’s Life in Ancient India [12 February for 1 year]

1990

  • Brass Roots: 150 years of Brass Bands [10 March- 29 April]
  • Boomerangs and Throwsticks: touring exhibition

1991

  • Yoruba: A Celebration of African Art [15 March- April]
  • Music and Dance: A Living Tradition [31 August]
  • Living Waters: An Aquarium from the Future [opening September]
  • Patterns of Life Around the World: a permanent display n the South Hall Gallery

1992

  • Folklore from the Caribbean [2-4 January]
  • African Arts Week [29 June- 4 July]

1993

  • Mr Horniman and the Tea Trade [9 January]
  • Feet of Ingenuity [February]
  • The Music Room [opening Summer]

1994

  • Sacred Lands Devoted Lives [23 June- January 1996]

1997

  • Nomads: Life on the Move [starting 2 January]
  • Popular Art in Isolation, Japan 1638-1858 [12 September – 13 April 1998]

1999

  • The Moon is the Eye of the Sky: works by Osi Aubu [23 March- 31 October]

2000

  • Transformations by Rita Keegan [14 February- 30 April]
  • Finders, Keepers… [12 June- 31 August]
  • Whose Africa? [9 October- 21 January 2001]

2001

  • Horniman 2001- By People, For People
  • Innocence Protects You Faisal Abdu Allah [5 November- 3 March 2002]

2002

  • Souvenir: Hew Locke [15 March- 29 September]
  • Centenary Gallery: 100 Years of Collecting [14 June]
  • Monsters Creepy Crawlies [14 June- 28 October]
  • Early Visions of the Horniman [November- 31 March 2003]
  • Discover the Rhythm of Life- opening of the new Music Gallery [21 December]
2004
  • Puppet World [15 February- 2 November]
  • Dinomites [12 February- 31 October]
  • Sahara: Photographs of the Tassil N’Ajjer [until 4 March]
  • We are the People: Postcards from the Collection of Tom Phillips [9 March- 20 June]
  • People in the Environment: Photographs by Edward Parker [9 April- 5 September]
  • Queen of the Night [15-21 April]
  • Woven Blossoms: Textiles from Savu, Indonesia [29 May- 20 February 2005]
  • The Spirit of Sufi Music: Troubadours of Allah [10 September- 27 February 2005]

2005

  • Africa ’05 [February- October]
  • Throne of Weapons [9 February- 28 February]
  • Kauage’s Visions: Art from Papua New Guinea [12 February- 30 June]
  • The Kiptown Snappers: Photographs from Soweto [18 March- 31 October]
  • West African Textiles [18 March- 1 January 2006]
  • Wildlife Crime in London [24 June- 3 July]
  • The London Jungle Book [9 July- 28 August]
  • Amazon to Caribbean: Early Peoples of the Rainforest [1 October- 31 October 2006]
  • Caribbean Currents [1 October- 23 April 2006]
2006
  • Khmer Silks [14 April- 25 February]
  • The Crow: 21st Century Native Americans [6 May- 15 October]
  • Oswald Hussein [15 September- 9 October]
  • Cassava Culture [25 September- 22 October]
  • Music in the World of Islam: Photographs by Jean Jenkins [21 October- 10 December]
  • Great White Bear [21 October- 25 March 2007]

Exhibitions from 2007 onwards can be seen on the Past Exhibitions page of our webiste.