Share your stories and lend Hackney Museum your threads


Hackney Museum wants local people to share their stories and outfits for its forthcoming exhibition, African Threads, Hackney Style. 

The exhibition will focus on the creation and use of printed cloths and their designs as expressions of African identity. It will explore the ways they are worn in particular African regions and the way they have influenced fashion, style and identity in Hackney today. 

Hackney Museum is currently looking for:

 • People to talk about wearing or buying African clothes and textiles, what they mean to them, their significance, when they wear them, e.g. weddings, special events.

• African textile and fashion business owners to talk about the demand in Hackney and about their business.

• People to lend examples of their outfits, accessories or cloths to the exhibition for visitors to learn from. 

The exhibition is set to open in late September and is part of Hackney’s annual Black History Season. 

To share a story contact Hackney Museum on: 0208 356 3500, or: Hmuseum@hackney.gov.uk