Browse Exhibits (4 total)

Windrush Years - Next Generations

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Windrush Years - Next Generations

2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush ship to London. 539 people from the West Indies/Caribbean responded to the call from the Mother Country for labour in post war Britain.

In 2016, the Museum of Oxford formed partnerships with the Afrikan and Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative (ACKHI) and the Ber-Bedo Kelo Lonyo United Women’s Organisation (BKLUWO) to develop an exhibition project to mark the anniversary.

The exhibition was on display at the Oxford Town Hall from October 2018 to March 2019. It told the stories of people from the West Indies/Caribbean who settled in Oxford and their reflections on life in Britain since the 1950s and 1960s, through oral histories, objects, textiles, photographs and documents. It also featured a recreated Front Room based on a typical West Indian/Carribean household in Britain of the 1950s/60s. 

This online exhibition shares some of the items from the physical exhibition.

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A Nice Cup of Tea

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This project looked behind the familiar English cuppa to the history of Empire and transatlantic slavery with which it is intimately linked.

Mixing Matters

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Mixing Matters is a project celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Oxford's communities.

Started through a partnership with the Oxford Hindu Temple & Community Centre Project, it has involved three other community groups. Participants brought food-related objects which carried meaningful memories, which they shared with others. Inspired by the objects, participants created collaborative art pieces. Favourite recipes were also shared during the sessions. At the end of the project, participants cooked their favourite foods and shared them in a community feast, open to all.

Participating community groups:

Filipino Community of Oxfordshire (winter 2019/20) https://www.filcomoxford.org.uk/

African Families in the UK - Women of the World Space (spring 2020) http://www.africanfamilies.co.uk/

Oxford Hindu Temple & Community Centre Project (summer 2020) http://www.oxfordhindutemple.org/

Oxfordshire Nepalese Community (summer 2020) http://www.oxfordnepalese.org/