Hackney Museum Community Residency
22 November 2016 - 28 January 2017
Exhibition in a Box, Autograph ABP’s pop up photography archive, will be on display at Hackney Museum giving local residents, schools and community groups the chance to see rare portraits of black and Asian lives in Victorian Britain.
See a display of 30 rare portraits featuring pioneering black musicians, dignitaries, politicians, sports people and other professionals living and working in Victorian Britain.
Uncover previously unknown local and UK-wide migration stories to see how diverse communities have shaped Britain since the 19th century.
Book your school group (KS2 - 5) for a free artist run workshop exploring Autograph’s rare Victorian photographs alongside local migration stories from the Hackney Museum collection and Hackney Archives, from 29 November - 3 December.
Presented in collaboration with Hackney Museum. For more information and workshop booking please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0207 749 1266
Autograph ABP’s Exhibition in a Box is a pop-up archive exhibition display for use across a wide range of spaces, including community centres, schools, colleges and public libraries. It comprises 30 remarkable A3 image panels produced from rare photographs of people of African, Caribbean and South Asian descent during the Victorian era in Britain. These archival photographs were unearthed during our three-year research project The Missing Chapter and we are now bringing them into community spaces in Hackney to promote cultural diversity through photography.
Since 2014, Autograph ABP has invited artists to spend time leading workshops and learning activities for community groups to engage with the unique archive material from the The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles programme. Previous collaborations included artists Eileen Perrier and Claire Haddon’s mobile photography studio in residence at Gillett Square in Dalston, Hackney.