Black British History |

Michael Ohajuru



Affiliation: Independent Historian and Arts Blogger

Location: London


Research Description:

Michael Ohajuru was a successful senior executive in the mobile communications industry before retiring in February 2013 to carry out voluntary work in the Arts and for the Black community. Born in Liverpool, England, he holds honours degrees in Physics (Leeds University, 1974) and Art History (Open University, 2008). He is an Arts blogger who specializes in the Black African presence in Renaissance Europe in particular the Black Magus in Adorations images from the period. He regularly writes on these matters also speaks on those themes at the Victoria & Albert Museum (where his work is referenced), the British Library and other institutions. Currently working with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies to run a series of workshops around the theme, ‘What’s Happening in Black British History?’

Research Keywords: Renaissance; Tudor; Medieval; Italian; German; Spanish; Flemish;  African; Medici; Art

Countries and Regions of Interest: Great Britain; Europe; Africa.