Black Caribbean fashion in London has evolved and developed over time but has never lost its deep roots in the immigration culture of moving from one place to another, fitting in while standing out but never forfeiting one’s identity. Whether one is a first-, second- or third-generation immigrant, the influence of ancestry and upbringing rings true through everyday style choices.
What does it look like to live through a pandemic? What happens to a metropolis like London when all but essential workers are told to stay at home? And how will future generations look back on this extraordinary time period? The Museum of London acquired a captivating set of images that show us what life in London was like during the COVID-19 lockdown.
A favourite or precious broken jar or plate at home is usually glued together to preserve it, but for museum conservators, not only is regular glue usually not an option, there is a lot of thought that goes into deciding the why, what and how of filling gaps in artefacts. Find out more.
Four traditional Chinese cheongsams tell the story of a family’s journey across China, India, Yemen and finally to London.
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