12 November 2019

Uncomfortable Truths launch

Many object labels in museums do not tell the full story…

The Uncomfortable Truths project seeks to uncover the truth behind objects on display in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

In collaboration with the museum, a group of UWE students and alumni have created a series of podcasts and object labels to reveal how objects were collected, what they represent and their difficult pasts.

Among others, the objects include a Benin bronze head, an Egyptian mummy and a taxidermy rhino. Find out more about the Uncomfortable Truths project.

Join us on the launch evening to hear extracts from the podcasts and a discussion with the students chaired by Dr Foluke Adebisi.

After the talk there is a chance to see the objects in the galleries and meet the students. A bar will be open and DJ Vanessa Maria will provide a soundtrack to the evening.

Update – you can now listen to the Uncomfortable Truths podcasts.