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Dealing with the past: Coal, Community and Change

Coal, Community and Change
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This travelling exhibition about the history of the East Midlands coalfield, funded by NTU's Global Heritage Fund in 2018-2019, aims to deal with the contested memories of coal mining in the region through a selection of iconic photographs.

  • From: Thursday 12 September 2019, 9.30 am
  • To: Thursday 12 September 2019, 2 pm
  • Registration: 10 am
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 5 September 2019, 12.00 am
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The coal industry, once a main employer in the East Midlands, has a long and proud association with the arts and this travelling exhibition aims to deal with the contested memories of coal mining in the region through a selection of iconic photographs.

Funded by the Global Heritage Research Fund at Nottingham Trent University, it aims to cover different important aspects of coal mining in the region during a time of rapid change. These include coal communities, the role of women in coal mining, the impact of closures and rationalisation, strikes and industrial action and legacies of the industry in today’s society.

By the end of the tour, it will have visited Mansfield Museum, Chesterfield Museum, Harworth County Council, the National Coal Mining Museum for England and Conkers Discovery Centre.

Speakers will also present papers about the exhibition and how it has been received at all the locations it has visited.


10:00 - 10:30    Registration
10:30 - 11:15 Engaging audiences with difficult pasts: The voices of '68 project at the Ulster Museum, Belfast
Graham Black and Chris Reynolds
11:15 - 11:45 Every picture tells a story: Coal, community and change (1965-2015)
David Amos
11:45 - 12:00 Refreshment break
12:00 - 12:30 The making of Coal, Community and Change
Paul Filingham
12:30 - 13:00 Every comment tells a story: Audience feedback
Natalie Braber
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch held within the Exhibition

For further information please contact: Natalie Braber | | 0115 848 3011

Location details


Lecture Theatre 1, Newton building


Goldsmith Street

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Natalie Braber
0115 848 3011