Access the Archive
A multi-sensory Workshop

Sat 20 May, 2 - 4pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Workshop, £3

Join art practitioner Caroline Dawson for a hands-on workshop exploring multi-sensory engagements with our unique photographic archive.

Using a range of materials, participants will gain tactile and auditory experiences of selected prints, slides and related ephemera from Autograph ABP’s archive. The workshop aims to open up access to photographic material beyond the visual, animating key stories from the history of Britain’s culturally diverse communities in new and inclusive ways. 

The workshop is open to all abilities and materials are provided.

About Caroline Dawson

Art practitioner Caroline Dawson works to enable audiences to interpret museum and gallery exhibitions and collections through multi-sensory exploration. 

About the Archive

Founded in 2008 through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Autograph ABP’s Archive & Research Centre has developed the UK’s first permanent print collection and digital image bank dedicated to culturally diverse photography.

The Archive now contains more than 5000 prints, slides and ephemera, and opens a window into a rich and fascinating cultural history. 

Additional Info

Autograph ABP
Rivington Place

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The main entrance is on the side of the building.

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Rivington Place is fully accessible, with step-free access to all areas of the building. 

  • Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Black Friar, 1989
  • Syd Shelton, Specials Fans, RAR Carnival Against the Nazis, Leeds, 1981
  • Saragano Alicamousa, renowned lion and tiger tamer, c. 1870s
  • Ingrid Pollard, The Valentine Days #5 "Crossing A River, J.V. 13980”, 1891/2017. Courtesy of Ingrid Pollard/The Caribbean Photo Archive/Autograph ABP