Episode 6: Reframing South Coast Colonialism

In this episode, Sophie is joined by Dr Helen Mears, Keeper of World Art and Sarah Lee, Consultant and Advisor to Royal Pavilion & Museums as well as Co-Founder of Brighton and Hove Black History.

Helen and Sarah seated at a table with microphones in front of them.
Helen Mears (left) and Sarah Lee (right)

Helen and Sarah discuss how RPM’s recent Black and Minority Ethnic cultural heritage projects have adopted ground-breaking practices of co-production and collaboration by working with representative community groups to construct a greater sense of shared ownership around museum collections. Of notable example is Fashioning Africa, a project which ran from 2015 to 2018 and aimed to develop a new collection of African dress from 1960 – 2007.


The text of this audio will be published here soon.

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