Black History Month
70 Objeks & Tings – Celebrating 70 Years of Caribbeans in the UK
Saturday 2 October - Sunday 31 October 2021
Streetlife Museum70 Objeks & Tings is both an exhibition and a book that tells the stories of the Windrush Generation in their own words, and celebrates the amazing contributions they have made, and continue to make, to life in Britain, all across the UK. Museumand, The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, launched the on-line version of their book, 70 Objeks & Tings – Celebrating 70 Years of Caribbeans in the UK, on Windrush Day in 2020. A year on, they have launched the hardback version and their exhibition of the same name, to bring each page to life.
The book and the exhibition have been written and curated to share the precious stories of 184 Caribbean elders through 70 everyday objects and experiences familiar to both Caribbean life and British life.
We hope 70 Objeks & Tings will help visitors to the Streetlife Museum explore aspects of Caribbean culture they may not have discovered before, and give members of the Windrush Generation the chance to reminisce.
Caribbean Connections – A discussion about objects in Hull Museums’ social history collections
This film looks at the fascinating Caribbean connections and often uncelebrated narratives that can be drawn from social history collections within museums. Funded by Arts Council England. It was created and edited by Hull Museums and featured Robin Diaper of Hull Museums' and Lynda-Louise Burrell and Catherine Ross of Museumand – The National Caribbean Heritage Museum. A huge thank you to volunteer Dane Mellows for filming and editing the film.
70 Objeks & Tings - Family Friendly Walk & Talk through the exhibition
Saturday 2 October, 10am-12noon
Join Catherine Ross, Founder and Director of Museumand The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, for a family friendly tour of the 70 Objeks & Tings exhibition as she gives a fascinating insight into the significance of the everyday objects on display in the exhibition and how each one helps tell the precious stories of the Windrush generation.