Last three weeks to see rare Black history photographs at Hackney Museum


Catch a rare glimpse into the lives of some of the most notable people in Victorian society, though a series of 30 rare portraits featuring pioneering Black and Asian musicians, dignitaries, politicians and other professionals from over 100 years ago.

The pop-up exhibition has been brought to Hackney Museum by the internationally renowned Autograph ABP, a Black focused photography gallery based in Shoreditch.

Visitors can uncover some previously unknown locals and see how diverse communities have shaped Britain since the 19th Century.

The display, part of The Missing Chapter project, which aims to unearth never before seen photographs of minority groups in Britain, also features migration stories and portrays the Black presence within Victorian society.

The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles will be on display at Hackney Museum until Saturday 28 January.


Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services
This display provides a unique snapshot into Black British life in the Victorian Age. Some of these photographs have lain unseen in archives for over 125 years so I would encourage all residents to take this rare chance to see the exhibition before it ends this month.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services

The display was organised in partnership with Autograph ABP, as part of The Missing Chapter/Black Chronicles supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information and to find out contact details and opening times for Hackney Museum please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/museum.