We worked with community groups to share and explore our collection of Caribbean images with some remarkable results. In partnership with community groups and heritage partners, people have used the collection to inspire 35 different community projects regionally, including exhibitions, reminiscence sessions, workshops and poetry.
Back in 2012 over 100 people from around the London Borough of Southwark came together in a series of workshops to explore an inspiring collection of Caribbean photographic records. Creative workshops were designed by local artist Eva Sajovik and museum heritage manager, Catherine Hamilton. The legacy of The National Archives’ User Participation Project Caribbean Through a Lens has been brought to life in The Keeper’s Gallery.
“Come Mek Wi Dig Out Dem Roots!” was the enthusiastic cry as Sharon Tomlin, a Caribbean family historian, took to the stage at the March Mash-up at The National Archives this week.
The event was a celebration of various projects that have been running as part of the Caribbean through a lens Outreach project over the past year.
- Classroom resource: Caribbean history in photographs
Audio from The National Archives Caribbean Family History Day 2006: