Category Archives: Open day

New Event: London art in the age of jazz – African and Asian portraits & artists in London between the wars

20 October 2012 at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre

Part of the Bloomsbury Festival & supported by a UCL Beacon Bursary

Drop in between 12 noon and 4pm; entry FREE

•    Bring along your artwork, photos & letters showing portraits of African or Asian people
•    Chat to our experts about how to look after these precious items
•    Find out more about your artwork
•    Please explore your attic and family treasures to help with our research project!

We are tracing how the lives of Black people living in London between the wars were represented in artwork. Join us to explore the lives of artists and models of African and Asian heritage between 1919 and 1939. To help us with our AHRC funded research project, Drawing over the Colour Line, we’d love you to bring any paintings, photos, sculptures, prints or drawings that you have on this theme. We will also have a small photographic studio area where we can take digital photographs of your artwork to include on our image database.

Drop in to the Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre where expert researchers from UCL’s Equiano Centre will chat with you about your art works and photographs. Talk to expert archivists and curators from Camden Archives and UCL to discover how to care for your photos, letters and paintings, and find out more about how they fit into our shared history.

For more information and to contact us, email us at equianocentre@ucl.ac.uk or via the contact page on this blog.