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Unlocked: Hidden stories from the lives of Birmingham women 1900s to the present day

Unlocked: Hidden stories from the lives of Birmingham women  1900s to the present day

Location: Birmingham Museum

28th September 2013 - 15th December 2013

Unlocked is a remarkable exhibition telling the stories of Birmingham women’s diverse lives across the twentieth-century to the present day. Nearly two years in the making, Unlocked is the culmination of a major HLF-funded project. Through photographs, sound, the written word and objects, Unlocked brings to life the challenges, achievements and aspirations of women from many different backgrounds living in the City through a period of momentous change.

Unlocked also features a series of collages produced by young people who worked with photographer Vanley Burke at the 610 Centre in Kingstanding. The collages look back on the experiences of women in the past and express young people’s hopes, fears and aspirations for the future.

Unlocked has been developed by Birmingham Adult Education Service and The Library of Birmingham in partnership with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 610 Youth Centre, Kingstanding, Welford Primary School and the Bangladeshi Women’s Association.  

This exhibition is in the Community Gallery. Free.

Read the first Unlocked blog post.