African Masterpieces- Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria- was designed and built by Hangmen AB for Swedish National Museums of World Culture (SMVK) in Bergrummet, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm. The exhibition opened on Sep 1st 2013 and ran through Feb 23 2014.



Design: Patrik Qvist / Hangmen AB

Construction, installation and project management: Hangmen AB

On site project manager: Niclas Zander / Hangmen AB

Off site project management: Patrik Svensson, Stephen McKenzie, Ulrika Alyhr / Hangmen AB

Workshop manager: Andy / Hangmen AB


Graphic design: Jonas Lindkvist

Light design: Gunnar Björs


Producer: Anna Lundström, SMVK

Assistant to the producer: Carl Mauzy, SMVK

Technical coordination and site manager: Mats Rosén, SMVK


African Masterpieces - Dynasty and Divinity is organized by the Museum for African Art, New York, and the Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain, in collaboration with the National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Nigeria.


Click here for presentation of process and development

(PDF / Swedish text)


Click here for illustrations of Yoruba creation story