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Whose Story is it Anyway?
  • Category
    Arts and Culture
  • Date(s)
    01 May 2019
  • Time
    7:00 PM
  • Price
    £7*
  • Concs.
    £5*
Whose Story is it Anyway?

How and why is history collected? Who owns the past, and who gets to share it? Most importantly, whose story is it anyway?


Join us for an evening of lively conversation with panellists from the Migration Museum, Museum of Homelessness, and Everyday Muslim who represent some of the growing numbers of smaller independent museums and grass-roots heritage projects in the UK. The panel will share their practical experience of operating outside of mainstream heritage collections, and how they decide whose story to tell.


Got questions? Stay with us after the talk for a drink and an informal chat with our panellists.


Part of the Library Late series


Forthcoming dates: June 5 and July 3


Chair and Panellists


Michelle Johansen -  Bishopsgate Institute, Chair   
Dr Michelle Johansen is Interpretation Manager at Bishopsgate Institute. Michelle devises and delivers hands-on archive learning sessions that share our special collections with a range of audiences. Michelle is a social historian of modern London with a special interest in untold lives and history from below. Her publications include articles in Teaching History, Cultural and Social History Journal and the London Journal.


Sadiya Ahmed - Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative

Sadiya is Director and Founder of the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative,. She initially  began a community group; Khizra Foundation in 2010 to tackle the lack of representation of the Muslim community across the heritage sector. Subsequently, the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative was established to formally begin to archive the experiences and memories of Muslims in Britain.


Aditi Anand - Migration Museum

Aditi is a Creative Producer with experience working within the arts and non-profit sectors. Over the past four years, she has co-curated three major exhibitions for the Migration Museum Project and developed the organisation's exhibitions strategy.  She has also worked in New York with the Museum of the Moving Image and interactive design firm, Local Projects.


Matt Turtle – Museum of Homelessness 

Matt Turtle is the co-founder of the Museum of Homelessness, a social justice museum which is driven by people with lived experience of homelessness. He campaigns on a range of issues relating to housing, homelessness and inequality in the UK, and has formerly worked in different arts and heritage roles.

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    020 7392 9200

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