Positive Hair Day team visit Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Members of the Positive Hair Day project team visited Brighton Museum & Art Gallery last week.

Members of the Positive Hair Day project team
Members of the Positive Hair Day project team

They were interested in objects from the World Art collection that relate to issues around Black hair and styling. They’re creating an exhibition of hair-related family histories and stories from the Black and mixed race community in Brighton & Hove using family photos and recorded interviews.

The Museum’s 1990s collection of barbers’ boards from Kenya – kinyozi – got everyone excited, especially as one of the project partners is Shae Shae Creations Afro & European Hair and Beauty Salon. Here’s a snap of a Shae Shae client next to one of the boards…

Shae Shae client next to one of the boards
Shae Shae client next to one of the boards

Helen Mears, Keeper of World Art

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