Museums and Memory 3: Western Approaches Museum

We know that museums make decisions about how they represent history, and how they allow their visitors to access and experience it. In the last of our posts this week about Liverpool's museums, we visit Liverpool's World War 2 Museum, Western Approaches, which is discreetly concealed on Rumford Street, just behind Exchange Flags. The museum … Continue reading Museums and Memory 3: Western Approaches Museum

Museums and Memory 2: Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid at the Museum of Liverpool

In the second of our posts this week highlighting items on display in Liverpool's museums which connect with themes we've been exploring in Whose History?, today we visit an exhibit in the Museum of Liverpool's People's Republic gallery. Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid is a community display, created in partnership with the Mandela8 group as part … Continue reading Museums and Memory 2: Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid at the Museum of Liverpool

Museums and Memory 1: Shane D’Allessandro’s ‘Contributions’ at the International Slavery Museum

We have been working on Whose History? for a year now - our first recce of the university's South Campus was in late August 2020. Since then, as we've developed the project and found our focus in the four films we'll be releasing next month, we've maintained our broader view on questions of how we … Continue reading Museums and Memory 1: Shane D’Allessandro’s ‘Contributions’ at the International Slavery Museum

Meet Sherry, Richard . . . and Sam Butterworth

Sam Butterworth's character designs for our characters Sherry and Richard, protagonists of 'eJoy of Cooking' Our fourth film in Whose History?, 'eJoy of Cooking', is a little different from the others in that it combines live scenes with animation. We're delighted and excited to be working with the brilliant animator and illustrator Sam Butterworth, who … Continue reading Meet Sherry, Richard . . . and Sam Butterworth

And now, we present…Whose History?

Sidelong Glance is back with a new project based at the University of Liverpool. Whose History?, a series of four films, tells the stories of people who have lived, worked and studied on the university's South Campus over the past 200 years. It considers individual lives and collective experiences. It examines relationships between place, memory, … Continue reading And now, we present…Whose History?