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Asian life in Britain archive open day

24/9/2011 to 24/9/2011

ASHT Heritage Shared 2011

The Herbert has developed a significant and unique archive relating to South Asian life in Britain. A special opportunity to view the archive has been organised as part of Heritage Shared month .

The archive features Punjabi magazines from the 1970s onwards including Des Pardes and various Indian Workers Association (IWA) publications. It also contains other material relating to the IWA and rare Punjabi poetry, prose and political writings. You will be able to access the archives wealth of film which includes holiday footage of India from the 1920s, interviews with WWII Sikh soldiers, independence fighters and brave men and women who migrated to Britain from the 1940s-1960s. A highlight of the collection is a stunning slideshow of 600 photos depicting South Asian life in Britain.

Time: 10:30am-3:30pm
Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry CV1 5QP

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