This is the first in a series of four exhibitions from the Collecting Birmingham project. It showcases local people’s stories from the Ladywood, Aston, Soho and Nechells areas.
Held at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, the exhibition focuses on real stories of working life. From a factory in the Jewellery Quarter to a prison in Winson Green, the exhibition explores how working lives for men and women have changed over the past 60 years.
These histories have been captured through newly acquired objects and recorded interviews collected from local people. All of the objects and interviews on display in the exhibition have been consulted on with the community through the Collecting Birmingham’s engagement programme.
Over the coming months we will be holding events to further explore what it was really like working in Birmingham, and how the workplace has changed. If you have a story or object that can help us tell this story please contact:
T. 0121 348 8192