Back in 2012 over 100 people from around the London Borough of Southwark came together in a series of workshops to explore anÂ inspiring collection of Caribbean photographic records.Â Creative workshops were designed by local artist Eva Sajovik and museum heritage manager, Catherine Hamilton.Â The legacy of The National Archivesâ€™ User Participation Project Caribbean Through aÂ Lens has been brought to life in The Keeper’s Gallery.
Over a period of fourÂ weeks, members of the Cuming Museumâ€™s youth panel and local people worked together sharing stories aboutÂ Caribbean history, folklore and heritage. Photographic records were produced as postcards, where various themes were creatively reinterpreted through oral histories and then recorded onto film. The film was later edited and featured as part of the permanent exhibition at Cuming Museum in 2013. Continue reading »