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Owning the Past
Initiated and co-curated with the Ashmolean Museum. This exhibition focused on the role that the British played in the creation of the state of Iraq post First World War. Developed with local people from the Middle East diaspora, the exhibition reframed the Ashmolean’s archaeological collections. Myfanwy was instrumental in shaping the narrative, researching objects, and working with local ‘Community Connectors'.
A Nice Cup of Tea
The ‘Nice Cup of Tea’ programme was developed with Angeli Vaid. This programme highlighted how, through the simple everyday act of drinking a cup of tea, we are all linked to the history of Empire, trade and transatlantic slavery. Myfanwy and Angeli worked with local community and university members to explore this complex legacy through exhibitions, spoken-word performances, discussions and innovative partnerships, with a lasting legacy in the city.
African Community Exhibition Evaluation
Evaluation of the HLF-funded 'African Community Exhibition Project' at the Rumble Museum, Cheney School, Oxford, created to display collection of African artefacts. Evaluation framework focused on key audiences – students, parents, and teachers. Evaluation workshops with students dealt with sensitive issues around race, identity, and inclusive practice in and beyond the classroom. Detailed report and recommendations presented to Museum Director, Headteacher, link Governor and Head of History.
Letters from Liberation: Naomi and Arthur
The story of how Oxfordshire soldier Arthur Tyler met Polish Holocaust survivor Naomi Kaplan at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and how that meeting changed both their lives. This research has spanned the Atlantic to connect Naomi’s family to Arthur’s actions in 1945 and later. Supported by the Holocaust Museum Houston, the Warren/Spector families, the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and the Oxfordshire Yeomanry Trust.
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