You can search the site in several different ways:
On the Homepage or the Subjects page click on a main category, such as Asian London. In the text explaining the history of Asian London there are links such as Pakistani London which you can click on to take you to the Pakistani London page.
On the Homepage or the Subjects page click on a main category, such as Northern, Western and Southern European London. To the right of the text is a box entitled Related Subjects. Click on the arrow to pull down a menu of communities which appear under this category, such as Huguenot London. Highlight the one you want to explore, then click on the GO button to the right.
Finding objects and categories
On the Search Catalogue page type a keyword such as ‘religion’ into the Search box and click on the GO button to the right. To clear a keyword, click on the CLEAR button to the right. Or choose a subject from the dropdown list such as Sikh London, highlight it and click on the GO button to the right.
Each of the pages has a number of thumbnail images of museum objects to the right of the text. Click on the thumbnail image or its title to bring up more information about the object. Click on the image again to bring it up in its largest format.
Moving between objects
Beneath the caption and image is a list of all the categories with which that object is associated, e.g.: African London, Caribbean London and LGBT London. Click on any of these either to go back to the category you were looking at, or to go to another category. You can look through other objects in any category by clicking on the ‘Previous item’ and ‘Next item’ links.
Other resources on the site
There are two essays which you can read by clicking on the titles on the Homepage or by looking on the Essays page.
The FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page gives general information about the site. At the top left are links to a bibliography of publications on London’s diverse communities and to a page of related links.
The About This Site page gives a short explanation of how and why the site was created.