India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai and Britain
During the UK Year of India in 2017, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery hosts touring exhibition India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain. 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.
The exhibition has an accompanying events programme please click on each below for further information:
India’s Gateway: Launch Event, Saturday 18th Feb 2017, 1 – 3:30pm FREE, All Welcome
Printing Workshop with Julia Swarbrick, Saturday 4th March 2017, 1-4pm FREE, Over 16’s, Booking Essential
Cotton Connections Lunchtime Talk, Friday 10th March 2017, 12 – 12:45pm FREE, All Welcome
Photography Skills Workshop, Friday 7th April, 2-4.30pm FREE, Booking Essential
East India Company History Talk with Professor Tony Webster, Thursday 20thApril 2017, 2:30 – 3:30pm FREE, All Welcome, Booking Essential
Family Museum – Sharing Stories, Saturday 6th May, 1 – 3pm FREE, All Welcome
India’s Gateway Curator Talk with Tim Smith, Thursday 15th June 2017, 5:30 – 6:45pm FREE, Booking Essential
Refugee Week Celebration Day, Saturday 24th June 2017, 1 -4pm FREE, All Welcome