Freedom of Movement? Re-animating the evacuee experience

  • South East

  • 01 January 2017

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Free

Sonya Chenery will explain her response to her work on the evacuee archive. Threat of invasion led to mass movement of children out of London in 1939. This event explores the hopes, fears and everyday realities of the evacuee experience. Convened as part of the Being Human Festival of the Humanities, this series of events will explore freedom and examine the hopes and fears associated with Our Country Lives. It will touch on ownership, land use, labour, food, movement, and decision-making. At each event a different researcher will join a colleague from the Museums and Collections service. Together they will lead visitors on a conversational tour of the new Museum's displays before taking them behind the scenes where specially-selected items from the archives, library and object collections will form the basis of further discussion. Event held at: The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire. RG1 5EX Image: Copyright Barbara Stagles

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