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A Good Yarn at Whitehall

Our most recent temporary exhibition at Whitehall is a vibrant display called A Good Yarn by Samia Tossio (SamiArt). Sadly, due to current restrictions, we’ve had to temporarily close our doors at Whitehall, which has meant the exhibition has been cut short. Therefore to ensure our visitors and followers have the opportunity to engage with this exhibition, we’ll be sharing images and snippets of stories from the project over the coming weeks, both here and across our other social media platforms. In addition, we’re also extending the dates for the exhibition so that visitors will still have the opportunity to see the displays in person when we reopen (N.B no confirmed date as yet but watch this space!)

Our Collection · Project Updates · The Locals

object_ive: A kajal holder, from India

We recently invited people from all diverse backgrounds, living and working in Sutton, to help us develop our Museum and Archives collections by contributing with images and words about objects that connect to their heritage. In her contribution, Kelly shared images of her intricate kajal (eyeliner) holder, alongside a childhood photograph from a trip to… Continue reading object_ive: A kajal holder, from India

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object_ive: Share your heritage

What one object or thing represents something meaningful or important to you about your heritage? The objects and things that surround us are often connected to stories, experiences, memories and moments of change within our lives. Even though we sometimes take them for granted, the objects we keep express our identities and heritage. In October,… Continue reading object_ive: Share your heritage

Events & Activities · Whitehall Historic House

Halloween reflections…

Each year we try to make Halloween a spook-tastic family-fun oriented event at Whitehall, and indeed at Honeywood Museum in Carshalton. This year, whilst following the same restrictions as everyone else, we were pleased to be able to host children’s activities at both sites, in the form of spooky treasure hunts: What’s in the Whitehall… Continue reading Halloween reflections…

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object_ive: Benachin, from The Gambia

Earlier this month, we invited members of the African and Caribbean communities living and working in Sutton to contribute with images of a loved object -from a photograph, to a family heirloom and even a song or recipe- and the story behind it. In his submission, Simon shared images of the Gambian dish Benachin, alongside childhood memories.… Continue reading object_ive: Benachin, from The Gambia

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object_ive: A Mesob, made in Eritrea

Earlier this month, we invited members of the African and Caribbean communities living and working in Sutton to contribute with images of a loved object -from a photograph, to a family heirloom and even a song or recipe- and the story behind it. In her submission, Selam shared photographs of her Mesob, reflected on its… Continue reading object_ive: A Mesob, made in Eritrea

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Making connections

Black History Month (BHM) was first launched in London in the 1980s, to inspire local communities to challenge racism and educate themselves and others about the British history that was not being taught in schools.  To mark the start of Black History Month this year, we launched a new project, The Locals: object_ive.  For this… Continue reading Making connections

Project Updates · The Locals

the locals: object_ive

As we approach October and Black History Month, we have once again refocused The Locals with the aim of creating a rapid response style collection display. This iteration of the project asks the African and Caribbean communities living or working in the borough, to answer the following question: ‘What one possession or item in your… Continue reading the locals: object_ive

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Hangeul Day: Celebrating the Korean Alphabet

Hangeul Day (한글날, Hangeul Nal), also known as the Korean Alphabet Day, is a national holiday celebrated on the 9th of October (South Korea, since 1970) and the 15th of January (North Korea) to commemorate the invention and proclamation of Hangeul (한글).  What is Hangeul? In short, Hangeul is the Korean alphabet consisting of 24… Continue reading Hangeul Day: Celebrating the Korean Alphabet

Project Updates · The Locals Diaries · Whitehall Historic House

Last chance to submit your diaries!

Back in March we launched The Locals: Diaries project, and invited people living and working locally to record their experiences and feelings during the lockdown period in any format they wished.  We have now received nearly 100 submissions including writing, poetry, photographs, videos and art reflecting on life during the first 6 months of the… Continue reading Last chance to submit your diaries!