Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors, a celebration of Black British academics will be brought to the public in a unique free outdoor exhibition.
Commissioned and curated by Dr Nicola Rollock, and photographed by Bill Knight, it features portraits of 45 professors across a broad range of subjects including law, medicine, creative writing and sociology. The exhibition runs from 10 October – 8 November 2020, timed to coincide with Black History Month, and is presented along the Southbank Centre’s very popular public riverside promenade The Queen’s Walk.
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In commemoration of Windrush Day, the Museum of London has released, for the first time, a selection of unheard oral histories from its collection. Recorded in 2018 as part of the Conversation Booth project at The Arrival event in City Hall, the Windrush Conversations tell each individual’s unique story of arrival in London and their… Read More Unheard oral histories are released by the Museum of London to mark Windrush Day
Library of exile, the acclaimed installation by British artist and author Edmund de Waal featuring 2,000 books by exiled writers from Ovid to the present day is presented at the British Museum from 12 March – 8 September 2020. The temporary pavilion is designed as a place of dialogue and contemplation, with visitors encouraged to… Read More Edmund de Waal’s Library of Exiled writers goes on display at The British Museum
In May 2018, a metal detectorist in Shropshire made the find of a lifetime: cushioned by peaty soil for 3,000 years was an astonishingly well-preserved gold pendant decorated on all its shimmering surfaces with semi-circles and geometric motifs. One side shows a stylized sun – a rare and hugely significant addition to the art and… Read More Here comes the sun: British Museum acquires incredible 3000-year-old gold pendant
A unique brooch that belonged to Millicent Fawcett, President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (1890 – 1919) will go on permanent display for the first time this week at the Museum of London. The brooch, on long-term loan from the Fawcett Society, is highly symbolic and represents the long struggle for women’s… Read More Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Steadfastness and Courage’ brooch to go on permanent display for the first time
Everyone loves a rebel. Someone who stands up for what they believe in even if they might be afraid of what the consequences might be. In children’s literature they are often the moral compass of the tale. They are the character standing up for what is right. It is these characters that are at the… Read More Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels – An exhibition at The British Library showcasing some of children literature’s most loved rebels
The story of the fall of Troy is one that has survived the test of time through endless retellings during in every time period since the era of Ancient Greece. The classic myths and their influences are still as popular today as they were when the stories were first told orally by story tellers to… Read More Troy at the British Museum: Exploring the legacy of Homer’s The Iliad and Greek mythology in art
If you are a Londoner, you will know that not only are you surrounded by history in the buildings around you but you have walked upon it. If you have ever taken the London Underground you have travelled under and even through the city’s history. All of us are a little curious to see what… Read More Bronze Age treasure comes to the Museum of London Docklands – What can the Havering Hoard tell us about the history of the UK’s capital city?