Xmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

Museumand’s Christmas Gift Guide 2020 Inspire your Christmas shopping with our festive gift guide designed to help you find unique presents for your family and friends while supporting black businesses in the UK and beyond.   Bath, body, beauty & barnetThe Afro Hair & Skin Company The Afro Hair &

Continue reading

A Caribbean Ghost Story

A ghost or restless spirit is known as a ‘Duppy’ in Jamaica, or a Jumbie in many smaller Caribbean islands. Traditionally, a good duppy is usually a deceased family member or friend who ‘dreams you’ – meaning they appear in your dreams and give you advice or information. Bad duppies

Continue reading

31 of the best Black Culture films to celebrate Black History Month 2020

To celebrate Black History Month 2020, we’ve curated reviews of must-see films with the help of our supporters and some very well known names featuring, exploring and celebrating Black Culture on the big screen. Guaranteed to inspire, uplift and stir your emotions, some films will make you laugh, others will

Continue reading

Why Black History Month is more important than ever this year

2020 has held a mirror up to the world and forced many to see the reality of racism in all its guises. From Black people dying disproportionately in the pandemic, to the horrific murder of George Floyd and no justice for Breonna Taylor – the 26-year-old emergency medical worker killed

Continue reading

Jon Daniel – The creative genius who helped bring our identity to life

It’s not every work event I go to that I meet someone who’s acknowledged as a legend by his peers. At a private viewing of Michael McMillan’s exhibition, Rockers, Soulheads and Lovers: Sound Systems Back in Da Day, on 19 March 2016, I had such an opportunity. The exhibition at

Continue reading

5 ways to celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month has never felt so important. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, people around the world have come together to fight against racism and police brutality with the #BlackLivesMatter movement inspiring individuals and organisations to learn, reflect and act against racism in all its forms. We’re planning

Continue reading

Black dolls exhibition extended due to demand!

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate Black History Month at our Black Dolls: The Power of Representation exhibition for ‘Have Your Say’ Saturday. The exhibition launched on 16 June in partnership with The National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall and The National Lottery Collecting Cultures fund.

Continue reading

Celebrate Black History with Black Dolls: The Power of Representation

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re hosting ‘Have Your Say Saturday’ on 6 October from 12 noon to 4.30pm at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood and Sudbury Village Parish Rooms. The FREE event is part of our National Lottery funded, family-friendly exhibition Black Dolls: The Power

Continue reading

Reading Between The Lines

With Black History Month just around the corner, we thought it was a good time to share a few of our favourite books exploring the Windrush Generation and what it was like for Caribbeans settling into a new life in Britain…together with the generations that followed… Small Island, Andrea Levy

Continue reading

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

Continue reading