British Academy Summer Showcase. Rediscovering the arts and heritage of South Sudan in Italian Museums. In the nineteenth century, Europeans began to travel to the territory of what is now South Sudan. They returned with over twenty thousand objects, which were deposited in museums across Europe and almost forgotten. Zoe Cormack’s research focuses on the items brought back by Italian traders and explorers. In collaboration with South Sudanese partners, she has retraced the routes of these objects and rediscovered thousands of treasures from South Sudan in Italian museums.