Family Workshop: Designing the Museum of Muslim Life

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Sunday 21st July 2019 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

A family workshop discovering how to make your story or family translate into an exhibit. FREE
11+, Only 16 places

At One Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 4SD

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a museum dedicated to British Muslim Life? How would you curate an exhibition on Muslim life in Britain? What are the challenges of representing this authentically?

Join Halima Khanom in this interactive session working through some of these questions with your family. You will be introduced to the challenges of curating British Muslim life and be tasked to create a mini exhibition using examples of objects across UK based collections. We encourage you to bring an item, photograph or even an idea that represents the British Muslim family to you to feed into your exhibition. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

By Halimah Khanom
Halima has worked in the Heritage sector for the last 8 years, working with youth and community groups to explore the value of heritage in exploring identity and belonging. She has worked with collections such as the Royal Geographical Society [with IBG] the Museum of London and the Imperial War Museums, to working with vital projects such as the Everyday Muslim Project, which set up the first archive dedicated to British Muslim life in the UK. 

Halima led the What Muslims Wear project at the Museum of London, basing her MA Dissertation in the process of working with young Muslim Londoners in updating the Museum of London’s sartorial collections relating to Muslim Londoners, which has been on permanent display since 2014.
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