Hackney Museum is actively engaged with our local community. We run our own projects, working in partnership with local groups and individuals, but also contribute to the project work of other local organisations, museums and heritage organisations across London.
Mapping the Change
As one of five boroughs to host the London Olympic and Paralympics Games in 2012, Hackney is at the forefront of momentous change. Mapping the Change recorded the changes to local people's lives.
London Museums Hub refugee heritage project
We worked with members of three Kurdish community organisations, Day-Mer, Halkevi and KCC, over three years to record aspects of Kurdish culture and heritage, created a loan box of objects that schools can borrow, and educational resources for teachers. For more information see the Museum of London.
Abolition '07: Commemorating the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade
Museum staff worked extensively with members of the African-Caribbean community in Hackney along with members of the project steering group, to devise and develop an exhibition, a documentary film, theatre performance and poetry based interactive exhibition tours for visiting school groups. They also commissioned new art work and art projects for local groups in response to the parliamentary abolition of the slave trade.
Allen Road project
In 1972 Richard Scott photographed the whole length of the north side of Allen Road, N16. These slides have been digitally re-constructed to make a complete panorama. Hackney Museum worked with Richard, and local residents, to create a new panorama of the road in 2008.
What does community mean to you? Hello Cazenove was a range of events and activities around Cazenove road and North East Hackney which contributed to an exhibition at the museum in January 2014.