Hidden Histories Study Day

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Hidden Histories Study Day, 23rd October 2018, British Museum, 11:30am, FREE

Hidden histories are stories that are often overlooked in museum displays. SHARE Museums East have recently launched a grant scheme to support museums in interpreting these histories and this study day is to help inspire museums with ideas engage audiences with these stories.

The day will include an “Uncomfortable Art Tour” with Alice Proctor, looking at the colonial past of the British Museum’s collections. Alice’s tours were recently featured in the Guardian.

In the afternoon, we will have free entry to the museum’s “I Object” exhibition, which looks at the history of dissent.

In order to book, email me at amy.cotterill@essex.gov.uk by 17th October with your name, contact number and details of your museum.

For more information on hidden histories in general, please see this recent blog post.