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In partnership with the British Museum, Manchester Museum and their community partner Community on Solid Ground have been working collaboratively on the first non-London Object Journeys project. In this film, hear from those involved in the project about their experiences of both working with the Museum’s collections and how this connects to making their own objects.

Community on Solid Ground are also running their own Heritage Lottery Funded community project called Traditional Best Times of South Asian Women which aims to capture, recreate and then retain the hobbies and past times of South Asian Women. Both projects provide the opportunity for inter-generational learning within the group and for the wider community to learn about South Asian traditions. Embroidery and traditional textile adornment techniques have been specifically interesting to the group and they have chosen three Pakistani textiles from the British Museum to be showcased alongside objects from the Manchester Museum collection in a co-created display. The display opens on the 3rd February 2017 in the Living Cultures Gallery of Manchester Museum (

Object Journeys is a community collaboration project at the British Museum and UK partner museums that is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.