Titanic Stories: Contemporary Voices

In partnership with National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Storylines worked closely with five people who had moved from overseas and now live in Cornwall, to hear about their experiences and produce a series of digital stories. Alongside photographic portraits and personal objects, these digital stories now feature in the Titanic Stories: Contemporary Voices exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Migration is entwined with people’s lives, making it a vast and complex theme. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the experiences of people who have made journeys to new lands to start new lives. The exhibition shows how the Titanic carried the hopes and dreams of hundreds of people seeking a better life and helps make a connection between these historic stories of migration and present day stories.

This project is part of Cornwall Museum Partnership’s Community Arts Project and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Arts Council England through its Major Partner Museums programme.

The exhibition runs from 8th March 2018 – 7th January 2019.

Videos

  • Video ThumbnailThis digital story was made by Storylines as part of a Titanic Stories: Contemporary Voices exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Storylines worked closely with five people who had moved from overseas and now live in Cornwall to hear about their experiences and produce a series of digital stories. Migration is entwined with people’s lives, making it a vast and complex theme. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the experiences of people who have made journeys to new lands to start new lives. The exhibition shows how the Titanic carried the hopes and dreams of hundreds of people seeking a better life and helps make a connection between these historic stories of migration and present day stories. Contemporary Voices was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Arts Council England through its Major Partner Museums programme. The exhibition runs from 8th March 2018 - 7th January 2019.
  • Video ThumbnailAs part of its Titanic Stories exhibition, The National Maritime Museum Cornwall worked with Storylines to launch a concurrent exhibition showing how the Titanic carried the hopes and dreams of hundreds of migrants seeking a better life and linking it to the contemporary stories of five people who have moved to Cornwall from overseas in recent years, making a connection between the historic stories and how they are relevant to people today. Titanic Stories: Contemporary Voices shows how the Titanic was a small part of a much wider story: the historic migration of people from Britain in the 19th and 20th centuries. For many passengers boarding her she represented hope for a new life in America and the opportunity to leave behind poverty and hardship. Migration is entwined with people’s lives, making it a vast and complex theme. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the experiences of people who have made this journey. The Museum hopes visitors will make their own connections between them: to see the differences but also the fundamental similarities. Contemporary Voices was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Arts Council England through its Major Partner Museums programme. Titanic Stories opens at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall 8 March 2018 - 7 January 2019.
  • Video ThumbnailThis digital story was made by Storylines as part of a Titanic Stories: Contemporary Voices exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. Storylines worked closely with five people who had moved from overseas and now live in Cornwall to hear about their experiences and produce a series of digital stories. Migration is entwined with people’s lives, making it a vast and complex theme. This exhibition provides a glimpse into the experiences of people who have made journeys to new lands to start new lives. The exhibition shows how the Titanic carried the hopes and dreams of hundreds of people seeking a better life and helps make a connection between these historic stories of migration and present day stories. Contemporary Voices was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Arts Council England through its Major Partner Museums programme. The exhibition runs from 8th March 2018 - 7th January 2019.

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