23 Mar - 20 Apr 2021
For almost one month between March and April 2021, this digitally-curated exhibition will uncovers layers of digital engagement between audience, art and digital records of historic cities. Led by Professor Gamal Abdelmonem and CAUGH team, it uncovers layers of historical narratives of community history and a number of local and international heritage sites. We are curating a virtual display of historic sites, individual narratives and interviews of communities and artefacts. The exhibition enables creative thinking and experimental work in how history is displayed and engaged with through new mediums through developing intangible connections between art, heritage and technology, in an all virtual display of layers of history.
Curators: Gamal Abdelmonem, Diane Wren, and CAUGH Team
Coal, Community and Change explores mining culture in the East Midlands through photographs and living memory. Assembled by Natalie Braber, David Amos and Paul Fillingham, the exhibition was made possible through Nottingham Trent University’s Global Heritage Fund.
Coal, Community and Change launched at Mansfield museum in March 2019, touring venues in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire, and the National Coal Mining Museum England (NCMME). Attracting in excess of 70,000 visitors over a six month period, the exhibition explored the industry’s contested history and wider aspects of mining culture, including the role of women, social activities, housing, industrial decline and the environment.
In January 2020 a more compact version of the exhibition was designed for display in public libraries and community spaces. Unfortunately COVID-19 social distancing resulted in the closure of such venues with visitors confined to their homes. However, we will be looking to go on tour again so do contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to display this exhibition.
Our response has been to create a virtual exhibition so that visitors can enjoy this remarkable collection of photographs and stories from the comfort of an armchair. You can visit the exhibition on:
Curators: Natalie Braber, David Amos and Paul Fillingham
11-13th October 2018
On 11-13th October 2018, as part of an ongoing collaboration between NTU’s Chris Reynolds and National Museum’s Northern Ireland, a three-day event was held at Belfast’s Ulster Museum entitled ‘Northern Ireland’s 1968 and Beyond’.
Reynolds’ project with National Museum's Northern Ireland has evolved in three stages from an initial consultation on how this period is handled in the Ulster Museum’s permanent galleries, to the curation of an extended exhibition entitled ‘Voices of 68’ hosted at the Ulster Museum between 5th September - 15th October 2018. Two travelling versions of the exhibition have also been created and are currently touring to in excess of 25 destinations in the UK and Ireland, including, Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, London, Dublin, Cork, Manchester and Liverpool. Furthermore, a digital version of the exhibition is to be displayed at a number of events in the USA.
Curators: Chris Reynolds
14 Sep -2o Nov 2019
For two month, between Sep-Nov 2019, St Mary's Church has hosted the first Exhibition of the Lace Market History and Architecture, which was produced by Heritage & Conservation Architecture Masters Students at Nottingham Trent University. The Exhibition offered a unique insight into Nottingham Archives to document the stories, narratives and social history of many families, traders and local industries of the Lace Market over the past 200 years. The exhibition showcased layers of architectural changes in the fabric of the area and how families and buildings have changed over the years. A Large scale model of the Area was on display for the highly popular exhibit.
Curators: Gamal Abdelmonem, Diane Wren, and Charlotte Medhurst