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    Who Do You Think They Are

    Press release - 15 Mar 2017

    ‘Who Do You Think They Are?’ exhibition opens at The Forum, Norwich, on Mon 13 March 2017

    An exhibition called ‘Who Do You Think They Are?’ goes on display at The Forum in Norwich from Monday 13 March to Saturday 1 April 2017. 

    This is an exhibition looking for answers as well as providing tips for family history fans keen to learn how to identify unknown and long forgotten faces and places in family photographs.

    It also includes a special unknown faces memorial sculpture in The Forum’s Gallery where visitors can add photographs of their unknown relatives. Norfolk based artist, Alison Atkins, has created the memorial art installation which reflects a tree-like formation to reference the family tree and will act as a place of reflection.

    Members of the public are invited to bring in their unknown family photographs and The Forum team will scan the photographs and hand the original back to visitors. Alternatively, images can be received via email at info@theforumnorwich.co.uk and added to the memorial.

    A further highlight of the exhibition is the inclusion of Norfolk artist and historian, Andrew Tatham’s, ‘A Group Photograph’, a culmination of 21 years of research and creation based on a First World War photograph which featured his great grandfather. Andrew is delivering a talk at The Forum on Monday 20 March at 6pm about how he found the families of all 46 men featured in the photograph which led to a major exhibition in Ypres and a book. The talk entitled ‘A Group Photograph - Before, Now and In-Between’ is free but tickets must be booked in advance via www.eventbrite.co.uk

    Richard Fair, Events & Technology Manager at The Forum said: “This is going be a fascinating exhibition. I love looking at old photographs and searching for clues to try and establish more information about the people and their location. I can’t wait to see what visitors bring in to add to our memorial.”

    The exhibition is presented by The Forum in partnership with Let’s Talk magazine, Age UK Norwich and the Norfolk Heritage Centre at the Millennium Library.

    Staff from Norfolk Heritage Centre will be on hand to help and offer advice of other resources available including Picture Norfolk, FindMyPast and HistoryPin.

    The exhibition is open daily between 10am and 4pm from Monday 13 March – Saturday 1 April 2017. 

    For further information please contact Lindsey Roffe, Marketing & Communications Manager at The Forum on 01603 727950 email: lindsey.roffe@theforumnorwich.co.uk

    Notes to editors.

    About The Forum:

    • The Forum, in the centre of Norwich, is one of the UK’s most successful Millennium projects.
    • It’s a public building, open seven days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
    • Everyone is welcome. Most of the public events, exhibitions and activities which take place at The Forum are free.
    • The Forum Trust is the independent, self-financing, charitable organisation which manages The Forum building.
    • It is responsible for The Forum’s continued development, growth and innovation.
    • The Trust works with many partners to ensure The Forum plays a valuable role in the community.
    • Details about the charitable ‘project purpose’ which under-pins The Forum are on the website