Black Lives Matter Protest Banners on display at West Berkshire Museum
Visit the Museum and choose what placard remains as a historical record.
To mark two years since Newbury demonstrated solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, West Berkshire Museum is displaying over 120 placards and banners used by protesters attending the Newbury events in 2020.
The Museum would like to add a selection of the placards to their permanent collection and are inviting the public to go along and help them choose which ones should remain at the Museum long term by voting for your favourites.
Only a selection of the placards can be documented into the permanent Museum collection due to limited storage capacity and the Museum's resources to stabilise materials that might already be deteriorating quickly, but each banner and placard has been digitised by the Museum team and will be kept as a historical record of the events.
The Museum aims to provide a sense of place for all who live, work and visit West Berkshire and they are encouraging community groups or individuals interested in enhancing black history within the Museum collection and exhibition programme to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The placards will be on display until 26 June 2022, Wednesday - Sunday 10am to 4pm, entry is free but donations are welcomed.