This is Britain: Gus Casely-Hayford looking at paintings

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This is Britain – The Home of British Art: Curator Gus Casely-Hayford chooses two paintings on display at Tate Britain that brilliantly satirise nationalistic stereotypes.

Dr. Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford is a curator and cultural historian. He is a research associate 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 2 and BBC 4; he was commissioned to present a second series in February 2012. He presented a study of Hogarth and the 18th Century for the television series The Genius of British Art, on Channel 4 in 2010. More at Wikipedia.