Behind The Scenes – Gus Casely Hayford

BBC Radio 4

In February 2018, British Art Historian and broadcast Dr Gus Casely-Hayford started his dream job as Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington DC.

We follow Gus’ action-packed first year in office. He has ambitious plans for the museum – remodelling its physical spaces, increasing its digital reach and education programs. It’s all going marvellously well – until political events threaten to derail their upcoming exhibition and ability to fundraise. So the race is on to make up for lost time.

Produced by Victoria Ferran

Broadcast Date: 29th May 2019