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India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai and Britain

During the UK Year of India in 2017, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery hosts touring exhibition India’s Gateway: Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain. India’s Gateway is a temporary exhibition with family friendly activities that traces the history of Gujarat and Mumbai as age-old centres of trade and migration, focusing on their remarkable links with Britain.

The promenade at Dwarka Britain. Photo by Tim Smith.

Featuring photographs by Tim Smith and an installation by Indian film–makers Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham, the exhibition weaves history together with words and images to explore the lives and experiences of Gujarati communities today.

India’s Gateway is organised by Oriental Arts and Tim Smith and is funded by Arts Council England.

India’s Gateway; Gujarat, Mumbai & Britain exhibition at  Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday, 18th February to Saturday, 15th July 2017. The Museum & the exhibtion are free to enter & will be open Wednesday to Saturday, 12 noon to 4.45pm each week.

The exhibition has an accompanying events programme please click on each below for further information:

India’s Gateway: Launch Event, Saturday 18th Feb 2017

Printing Workshop with Julia Swarbrick, Saturday 4th March 2017

Cotton Connections Lunchtime Talk, Friday 10th March 2017

Photography Skills Workshop, Friday 7th April 2017

East India Company History Talk with Professor Tony Webster, Thursday 20th April 2017,

`            Family Museum – Sharing Stories, Saturday 6th May 2017

             India’s Gateway Curator Talk with Tim Smith, Thursday 15th June 2017

  Refugee Week Celebration Day, Saturday 24th June 2017

Agricultural Workers, photograph by Tim Smith

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