(Re)collecting: Muslim and Jewish Bristol in the Archives
Hosted at the Bristol Central Library, and drawing on rare and significant documents from the Bristol Record Office, this exhibition will illustrate the rich history of the Muslim and Jewish communities in Bristol. With an archival timeline extending from a 1790 plan for a 'Jews churchyard' to the Islamic fayre now, we will explore how these immigrant communities have shaped and enriched the city over time. We will also look at the role Bristol has played in aiding refugees and fighting for racial equality, gaining glimpses into the lives of Jewish refugees in the 1940s, and Muslim refugees and migrants today.
The exhibition will show treasures from the library collection, including seventeenth and eighteenth century prayer books, and will be accompanied by artistic responses. Sponsored by Bristol Record Office, with support from the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol. Free entry.
Open every day except Wednesdays. 19th May- 27th June
Deanery Road, City Centre, Bristol, BS1 5TL
This exhibition is produced by Salaam Shalom and curated by Salaam Shalom's Producer, Kim Sherwood.
Sponsored by Bristol Record Office. Visit website here: