Religion in Museums

When museums and religion collide

What Matters? – A conversation exploring challenges and opportunities in preserving British Muslim heritage.

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Where and When: 26th March 2016, Richmix Venue 2, 1.30 – 5.00pm

Go to:!what-matters/c144e
In our second Annual event the Everyday Muslim team will bring together a host of speakers to represent a variety of voices to discuss and evaluate the changing ways in which Muslim and Islamic heritage is represented and archived, incorporating topics such as identity, representation and access. As well as, examining a host of challenges faced by diverse organisations and individuals in the heritage sector. By the end of the session we hope to have a first stage collaborative document of recommendations for organisations and individuals planning cross sector Muslim heritage projects.


1.30 pm
Arrival and Informal Networking. Opportunity to speak to funders
(Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available throughout the day.)

2.00 pm
Introduction by Everyday Muslim

Presentations and Discussions

2:10 – 2:30 pm
Who Are British Muslims?
Muneera Williams | Poetic Pilgrimage, Spoken Word Artist

2:30 – 2:50 pm
Why Do We Need To Look Again?
Faridha Karim | Oral Historian

2:50 – 3:10 pm
Why Do We Need Partners?
Carien Kremer | Curator at William Morris Gallery and Vestry House Museum

3:10 – 3:40 pm
Break – Informal Networking and a chance to speak with funders.

3:40 – 4:00 pm
Why Teach Muslim Heritage In The Classroom?
Martin Spafford | Co-Author of the new OCR Migration unit (history Curriculum), retired history teacher

4:00 – 4:20 pm
Media Representation
Tharik Hussain | Media Studies teacher. Journalist and Broadcaster

4:20 – 4:40 pm
Where Will Our History Live?
Halima Khanom |Heritage Professional / Everyday Muslim Volunteer

4:40 – 5:00 pm
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