Race and Identity
Explore the history of race and identity in Britain and beyond through the exhibitions, event listings, features, news and web resources collected from museums, archives and historic sites across the UK.
Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone was born in March 2013 in Blantyre, near Glasgow. Events across Scotland and Africa celebrate his life and legacy.
Curators have attempted to decipher bone-painted battle marks and locks of hair from humans and horses in a display of three ancient tribe shirts at Pitt Rivers.
Portraits by the likes of George Cruikshank and Thomas Rowlandson join newspaper cuttings from the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the London, Sugar and Slavery gallery.
Black History Month, Food and Farming, Modern British Childhood, Old Norse and Jorvik panpipes: here are a few of our favourite things in History and Heritage this month.
In a year which has seen the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence and black athletes thrill the world at London 2012, Black History Month has a packed programme.
Norwich's Voice Project choir is returning to the city's historic streets and buildings with a project celebrating the history of the many communities who have contributed to its prosperity.
Cornish Mining World Heritage have developed and published a new set of free audio trails that bring the history, people and places within the UNESCO World Heritage site to life.
Jamie Maddison takes an audio tour round Tavistock with the help of a podcast developed by Cornish Mining World Heritage.
Historical and contemporary photographs and contributions from a broad range of observers create a thoughtful Olympic debate at The Free Word Centre in London.
Starting with the story of a victorious doubles pairing who caused a stir by being Jewish and black respectively, a new exhibition looks at stereotype-scorning pioneers.
People who have escaped persecution and found inspiration in music have their stories told in an inspiring, volunteer-produced Cultural Olympiad exhibition in Edinburgh.
National Library of Wales has secured one of the nation’s most important documents this week after successfully bidding for The Boston Manuscript of the Laws of Hywel Dda.
The National Portrait Gallery is to send the first known British oil portrait of a Black African Muslim and freed slave, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, on a tour of museums and galleries.
Michael Kiernan, Director of the Cornish Global Migration Programme in Redruth, relates five of his favourite stories about Cornish miners, migrants, murderers and divorcees.
Who knew the Powell-Cotton Museum had the largest collection of Angolan heritage in Europe? A new display reinterprets ancient artefacts with the help of a diaspora.