Keepsakes project at Idea Store Whitechapel

What if the most powerful objects, with the most moving stories attached, are not in museum collections but hidden away in people’s homes? We are exploring this exciting idea through our Keepsakes project. Working closely with community groups across London, we are collecting stories of personal items that speak about migration and identity. Our current exhibit at Southwark Council at 160 Tooley Street was created in collaboration with RefugeeYouth, Southwark Latin American Elders Group, Southwark Cyprus Turkish Association and the Pepper Pot Club.

For the next stage in our Keepsakes project, we are hosting workshops with the Prime Time (over 55s) and ESOL groups at the Idea Store, Whitechapel to create an exhibition in the library’s gallery space. The exhibition will take place from April until the end of May 2016. Follow us on Twitter at #KeepsakesMMP for updates on the project.

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