In this initial session, I introduced ‘The Other Story’ Online: Digital Exhibition Histories. Sharing some of my research into ‘The Other Story: Afro-Asian Artists in Post-War Britain’ (1989–90), I led a tour through installation images of the show at the Hayward Gallery, London – while setting out my ambitions to develop a microsite online in response. We were joined by Lucy Biddle, Interpretation Manager at the Hayward Gallery who spoke about her collaboration with Google Cultural Institute to document selected historic shows as part of the Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018.
It was a pleasure to engage students across courses at Central Saint Martins – drawing principally from the MRes Art and MA Culture, Criticism and Curation programmes, but also more broadly. UAL colleagues involved in the Afterall Research Centre, which I am part of, and in the Black Artists and Modernism project also took part.
Lucy Biddle kindly emailed me in follow-up: ‘I really appreciated the chance to take part in your discussion group yesterday. Thought-provoking in a number of ways.’