The Missing Chapter

Thursday 12 October, 7pm - 8pm

Lewisham Library

London, UK

Free Event

A free community event exploring the remarkable stories behind The Missing Chapter photographs.

Discover how rare portraits of African, Caribbean and South Asian people living and working in Victorian Britain were uncovered after 125 years, with an introduction by Ali Eisa (Public Programme Manager, Autograph ABP). Join the conversation with Jean Campbell (Artist and Educator) to further discuss the themes of the photographs and how they reflect on the long history of migration and diversity in Britain. Finally, a chance to ask questions and see up close a selection of vintage photographs from the 19th century. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Part of the exhibition



Jean is an Artist Educator. A trained art and history teacher, she has also worked national for over 10 years in consultancy and training with staff teams of museums and galleries on the sensitivities of engaging learners, teachers and visitors with themes of slavery and its legacies. Organisations include The British library, The National Maritime Museum, The National Gallery and the International Slavery Museum, Liverpool.



Ali is an artist and educator, who has been working for Autograph ABP since 2015. He coordinates the education programme, producing interactive workshops and events for diverse audience to engage with Autograph’s exhibitions and photographic archive. His background in education includes social circus, youth arts and youth work. Ali is a visual artist working since 2010 as part of collaborative duo Lloyd Corporation. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and graduated with BA Fine Art (2010) and MA Visual Sociology (2014).

About The Missing Chapter

The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles research project aims to bring together a distinct body of photographs that showcases diverse ‘black presences’ in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.  Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund over three years (2013-16) images are identified through new curatorial research, and by working collaboratively with national archives and collections, both public and private.

An important aspect of The Missing Chapter project’s mission is to introduce its findings to new environments and audiences outside galleries or museum spaces. This includes pop up exhibitions, events, formal and informal learning activities, as well as the creation of new educational resources.

About the event

The event will begin at 7pm, Lewisham Library will be open throughout the day to view the exhibiton.

This event will be seated with additional space for standing audience.

About our events

Our free events are very popular, and we request visitors to reserve a free ticket beforehand.

This is so we can manage numbers in our events spaces, and ensure the best experience for everyone. Please arrive on time for the event, as admission is on a first come, first served basis for free ticket holders.

Supported by

Part of The Missing Chapter programme, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. Developed in association with and the generous support of the Hulton Archive, a division of Getty Images.
Presented in collaboration with Lewisham Library and Information Services with special thanks to Marilyn Moore (Lewisham)

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