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India’s Gateway: Family Museum – Sharing Stories

Saturday 6th May 2017

1 – 3pm

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FREE drop in event. All Welcome

India’s Gateway: Family Museum – Sharing Stories

Have you always believed something belonging to your family should be in a museum? Bring along something special to you; a photograph or keepsake, and make it into a museum piece to then take home to display pride of place. Find out what curators do to an object to collect and display it. This is a hands on experience that brings you closer to behind the scenes.

FREE All welcome, just drop in with your interesting objects for the curators to look at.

This event is in conjunction with the  India’s Gateway; Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain exhibition at  Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, which will run from Saturday, 18th February to Saturday, 15th July 2017 and also part of The National Festival of Making.

India’s Gateway is a temporary exhibition with family friendly activities that traces the history of Gujarat and Mumbai as age-old centres of trade and migration, focusing on their remarkable links with Britain. Featuring photographs by Tim Smith and an installation by Indian film-makers Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham, the exhibition weaves history together with words and images to explore the lives and experiences of Gujarati communities today.

India’s Gateway is organised by Oriental Arts and Tim Smith and is funded by Arts Council England.