Objects of Empire Talk

A talk by our Exhibitions & Interpretation Officer for Esher District Local History Society

Sat 23rd October 2021 -
Sat 23rd October 2021

Holy Trinity Church Hall
Church Road

KT10 0JP

The British Empire presents a challenging, contentious history. Local history, especially, might seem worlds away from the colonial landscape, giving many museums little incentive to delve deeper into the topic and uncover now hidden stories.

Elmbridge Museum has taken 20 objects from its collection, using the research and commentary of expert historians to look at them from a new perspective: through the lens of the history of the British Empire. These objects are currently on display at Walton Library. In this talk, Elmbridge Museum’s Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer Amy Swainston will be exploring these objects – as well as ones which didn’t make it into the exhibition. The talk promises to uncover some of the links to Empire in the borough’s landscape which are often hidden in plain sight.

Start time: 2:30 pm

Talks are free for members of the Esher District Local History Society and £3 per person for non-members.

Click here for more information on the Esher District Local History Society's website
Amy Swainston
Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer
Amy is the Exhibitions & Interpretation Officer, producing exhibitions for venues across Elmbridge.

She enjoys collaborating with local groups on oral history and reminiscence projects to create unique displays which reflect our present community. She is a keen writer and public speaker, and is passionate about making fresh collections research accessible to wide audiences. Amy also experiments with a variety of media, including videos and audio trails, for online exhibitions.

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