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A gun throne from Mozambique on display at the British Museum.

A great thing about the British Museum is that it is free to enter and wander at will.

During the civil war in  Mozambique seven million guns – none of them made in Africa – made their way into the country. In 1995 Bishop Dinnis Sengulane initiated a project called ‘Arms for Tools.’  The Mozambique people were encouraged to swap their weapons for agricultural, domestic and construction tools. Artists then turned the decommissioned weapons into sculptures.  This gun throne is one of them

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