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Our latest exhibitions are below. You can also read about our past exhibitions or see our permanent displays, on show all year round, to discover the stories of some of the amazing people that have made their homes in Hackney over the last 1,000 years.

African Threads, Hackney Style

Starts October 2015

The African Threads, Hackney Style exhibition will focus on the creation and use of printed cloths and their designs as expressions of African identity.

It will explore the ways they are worn in particular African regions along with the various ways they have influenced fashion, style and identity in Hackney today.

Picture taking exhibitionPicture Taking: Exploring Myself Through Photography

18 July-31 December 31

Photography offers a voice to people who find everyday communication a challenge. Features the work of Emma, Qwayne, Mohammed, Jason, Izu and Luke, students at The Garden School in Hackney, which supports children with special educational needs many with an autistic spectrum disorder. 

Cambodian Recollections: an exhibition of oral histories

16 June-7 November

A collection of UK-based Cambodians' memories of the upheaval and purges from 1975 to 1979 along with the challenges of adapting to a new culture.

In partnership with SEA ArtsFest and Khmer Arts and Heritage Limited with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Hackney@50Hackney@50 - the People's Choice

12 February-29 August

50 objects, 50 stories, 50 years of Hackney. Each object tells a different story and represents the start of a conversation with people who live, work and learn in Hackney.

Visit the exhibition or search our collections online and join the conversation on what Hackney means to you.

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Page updated: 9 Jul 2015 

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Technology And Learning Centre
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