Front Room installation in the Town Hall Gallery


Front Room installation in the Town Hall Gallery


From fragile family heirlooms to a half-forgotten radiogram hiding in a relative's garage - our community curators spared no effort sourcing objects to recreate a typical West Indian/Caribbean front room of the 1950s/60s.

This was the focal point of the exhibition. Many visitors commented on how spending time in it was filled with nostalgia, bringing back many memories. For many West Indian/Caribbean families, the front room was an important feature of their homes, where they entertained guests on Sundays and special occasions.

You can find out more about the West Indian front room in this video, featuring artist and curator Michael McMillan:




Oxford Windrush Group

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old fashioned glass cases of bottles and plates, beige radiogram, small table, blue velvet sofa, in a corner of the museum, arranged to look like a front room

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