Coming up...

While our primary ambition is currently to realise an exhibition - and potentially a permanent space - focusing on Mau Mau history and the Mau Mau Emergency, the below page introduces exhibitions we are also in the process of researching and would be keen to develop in future.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us on inf@museumofbritishcolonialism.org

 
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inter-nationalism

This exhibition will focus on links between nationalist movements across the British Empire, including those in Ireland, India and Burma; how they worked together, and influenced each other, as well as how they diverged. 

The Bengal famine

The Bengal famine was a major famine in the Bengal province of British India during World War Two, in which an estimated 2.1 million people died. This exhibition will explore Britain's - and particularly Churchill's - role in the famine and our presence and involvement in the Bengal province more broadly. 

On the left are images of the Bengal Famine by Zainul Abedin, one of Bangladesh's most famous artists. 

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amritsar

2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar Massacre, when - under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer - British Indian Army troops fired machine guns into a crowd of pilgrims who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh in Amristar to celebrate Baishaki.

This exhibition will commemorate that event. 

People's History of colonialism

Often, the best stories are the ones outside history books; stories from grandparents, great grandparents, aunties and uncles. The more we work on this project, the more these stories emerge from friends, friends of friends, friends of friends of friends. These personal glimpses into history provide some of the most unique and fascinating insights into our shared histories; a patchwork more interesting that could ever be created by design. As we continue our work, we will continue to gather stories, objects, documents, photographs, books, and memories from those around us, eventually bringing these together into a people's history.