The Missing Chapter
The Missing Chapter is a three-year research project led by Autograph ABP with the mission to augment the photographic narratives of migration and cultural diversity in relation to Britain’s past, and disseminate a visual heritage that is fragmented and dislocated.
In partnership with cultural institutions and other collaborators, The Missing Chapter initiates new research around public and private collections to identify, contextualise and showcase a dedicated portfolio of photography dating back to the mid 1800s. Our research implicitly traces 19th century photographic developments in relation to socio-cultural and visual accounts of the black presences* in Great Britain up until 1945.
‘Animating the past to imagine the future’ is a concept and commitment that shapes the different programme strands of The Missing Chapter. The project aims to bring the photographic archive out of the gallery/museum context and into direct engagement with different communities of interest, inspiring interactivity around historical content for a diverse and intergenerational audience, via participatory activities, innovative public displays, and a range of educational resources. archive out of the gallery/museum context and into direct engagement with different communities of interest, inspiring
The Missing Chapter is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
*In the context of The Missing Chapter, the term ‘black presence’ is a politicized identification of black and South Asian communities and individuals