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object_ive: A Hanbok, from Korea

Last autumn, we invited people from all diverse backgrounds, living and working in Sutton, to share images and words about objects that connect to their heritage. In her contribution, a member of the Sutton Cultural Services team shared a photograph of her traditional Korean Hanbok. She reflected on its cultural significance, and how the object… Continue reading object_ive: A Hanbok, from Korea

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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

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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

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