Manchester Museum has been reopened with support of British Museum on February 18. The museum, which is a part of University of Manchester, UK, has created a permanent gallery for South Asia.
The gallery will exhibit diverse histories and experiences of the South Asian diaspora, including Bangladesh.
The gallery has been uniquely co-curated by the South Asia Gallery Collective, a group of 30 inspiring individuals, including community leaders, educators, artists, historians, journalists and musicians. The story-led design of the gallery will reﬂect multiple voices and perspectives of South Asia through six overarching themes: Past & Present, Lived Environments, Science & Innovation, Sound, Music & Dance, British Asian, and Movement & Empire.
Nusrat Ahmed, a curator of South Asia Gallery said, “As a ﬁrst-generation British-born South Asian, it is fascinating to be part of such a ground-breaking project. The co-curated South Asia Gallery envisages a collaborative, iterative space that will generate new perspectives and connections. We hope to engage other diaspora communities on its opening and support its continual evolution. This personalised approach humanises the gallery, telling stories about real people and their objects.