50 years 50 objects

Did you inherit an object that tells a story about a historic moment of Bangladesh?

We would like to photograph everyday items and family heirlooms that hold memories about the history of Bangladesh from 1971-2021. The project wants to create an online collection of objects interpreted into artworks using collage – photograph, text and hand drawing.

The MMPI project investigates memories of the 1947 Partition of India and the end of Empire in South Asia and their relevance in everyday life. We are specifically interested in memories of the 1947 Partition of British India, the 1971 Liberation war in Bangladesh, and experiences of migration.

Interested participants are asked to contact Artist/ Researcher Saif Osmani at s.osmani@lboro.ac.uk or to call 07915 234 404.