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Anthropologist Nancy Stanfield

Anthropologist Nancy Stanfield studied at the Royal College of Art in the 1920s.

She lived in Nigeria between 1948 until 1967.

Stanfield was a lecturer in teacher training in Western Nigeria between 1954-63 and wrote A Handbook of Art Teaching for Tropical Schools in 1958.

She became interested in Nigerian crafts, particularly weaving and dyeing, writing several articles on adire cloth. She put together a collection relating to these crafts for the Horniman in 1966.