Black Chiswick through History is an ongoing community research project which aims to look more deeply at our collections.

Helping to redefine how we understand our local history through a diversity of voices and perspectives. We work closely with our local community to explore, question and respond to our collection, and strive to make visible these shared histories to all who visit Chiswick House and Gardens.

Since 2021 we have been working with Chiswick School and Hogarth Youth and Community Centre. Focusing on six objects, new research drew out stories of people, places and experiences, related to Black history, with both global and local connections. Inspired by this research and their own diverse experiences and background, the young people produced a series of thoughtful responses to the collection. You can see their creative responses on display in the house, enriching the interpretation for all our visitors.

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