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Decolonising Display

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Sara Wajid
Head of Engagement,
Museum of London

Shaheen Kasmani
Artist, Curator and Creative Producer

The experimental StoryLab prototyping display at Birmingham Museum and the inaugural display, The Past is Now. Museum workers collaborated with local BAME cultural activists with a strong record of challenging museums directly.

Through many deeply uncomfortable conversations they forged a radical narrative approach to display that put Black and POC audiences at the centre and questioned the colonial record of the city’s godfather.