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The Uncomfortable Truths Project

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. We’re working with a diverse group of young people to create a series of podcasts and new labels which reveal how the objects were collected, what they represent and their difficult pasts.

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The launch of the Uncomfortable Truths project

By Caroline James – Digital Apprentice
What is the Uncomfortable Truths project?
A group of 14 University of the West of England students and alumni collaborated with the museum to create the Uncomfortable Truths project. They were introduced to a selec…

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Uncomfortable Truths

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

This project seeks to uncover uncomfortable truths behind museum objects – how they were collected, what they represent and the difficult pasts that are hidden behind them.

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Uncomfortable Truths launch

SPECIAL EVENT: The Uncomfortable Truths project seeks to uncover the truth behind objects on display in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Join us on the launch evening to hear extracts from the podcasts and a discussion with the students chaired by Dr Fo…

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The Uncomfortable Truths project: Interview with Stacey Olika

by Stacey Olika, project assistant

The Uncomfortable Truths project seeks to uncover the truth behind certain objects on display in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – how they were collected, what they represent and the difficult pasts that are hi…

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The Uncomfortable Truths project

by Claire Simmons, Engagement Officer for young people

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

This project seeks to uncover uncomfortable truths behind museum objects – how they were collected, what they represent and the diffic…