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Gus Casely-Hayford

Gus Casely-Hayford is a British curator and cultural historian. He is Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, USA and is presenter of the television series Tate Walks for Sky Arts. He has been awarded the Leader of the Year for Arts and Media by the Black British Business Awards 2017 and was also awarded a Cultural Fellowship at King's College London and a Fellowship at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). In 2010, as part of the Wonderful Africa Season, he presented Lost Kingdoms of Africa, four 60-minute television programmes for BBC Two and BBC Four. A second series and a book titled Lost Kingdoms of Africa followed in 2012, published by Bantam Press. He presented a study of William Hogarth and the 18th century for the television series The Genius of British Art, on Channel 4 in 2010 and hosted The Culture Show for BBC 2 in 2012.