Jamelia’s Letter and the Natural Hair Movement

A blog by Lynda Burrell, Creative Director at Museumand The natural hair movement was back in the news recently with Jamelia’s Letter in Black Ballad magazine trending on social media. Jamelia shared: “I became aware of the natural hair movement just under 10 years ago. I was inspired, motivated and

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Black dolls in the news

Our Black Dolls: The Power of Representation exhibition in partnership with the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall and the Heritage Lottery Fund opened on 16 June and it’s already attracting a lot of attention from the media and visitors alike. The BBC reported that “an exhibition of black

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Shebeen: Day of Events – 4 June

As part of Nottingham Playhouse’s production of Shebeen, we’ll be hosting a day of events celebrating the Caribbean Shebeen and blues party culture in Nottingham – on 4th June 2018 at Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham, NG1 5AF. Shebeen: Memories and Recollections – FREE DROP-IN SESSION 12pm – 4.30pm –

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Museumand in the News

Our plans for celebrating the Windrush 70th Anniversary have recently been featured in Breeze Magazine – on page 18. Take a look to see what we’ve got coming up!  

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Black Dolls: The Power of Representation

Films like Black Panther are finally giving children of Black heritage empowering superheroes that look like them – but it’s been a long wait. We’ve joined forces with the National Trust to launch an exhibition exploring Black dolls and childhood through the 20th and 21st centuries at National Trust Museum

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Windrush 70th Anniversary

We’re launching books, beer, exhibitions and more to celebrate the Windrush 70th Anniversary! As many of you will know, The Windrush 70th Anniversary celebrates 70 years since the pioneering Windrush generation arrived in Britain from the Caribbean – after being invited by the British Government to help re-build the UK

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Rediscovering Notts – the Windrush Generation

Tune into Notts TV on 10th April for a special episode of Rediscovering Notts all about the Windrush Generation – co-presented by our Founder and Director, Catherine Ross, and produced by our Creative Director, Lynda Burrell. Catherine took Notts TV presenter Kate Chaplin on a tour of Caribbean Nottingham to celebrate 70

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Windrush exhibition – The British Library

We’re proud to be involved in the Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land exhibition – on at The British Library in London from 1 June – 21 October 2018. 70 years after the Empire Windrush carried hundreds of migrants to London, the free exhibition explores why people left the Caribbean behind

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International Women’s Day 2018

We were very honoured to be included in this beautiful illustration for International Women’s Day 2018 by independent graphic facilitator and artist Penelope Mendonça! Through her illustrations, Penelope supports a diverse range of organisations, businesses and communities, including those voices that are rarely heard. Thank you Penelope!

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Beehives, Bobs & Blow-Dries

We’re very proud to have contributed to an exhibition dedicated to the history of hairdressing and hair technology making its international debut at The Civic, Barnsley The exhibition explores the hairdressing salon and its role as a pillar of the community, as well as the meaning of hair as a

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