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Opening the gates to the Fusilier Museum

Press Release   •   Feb 19, 2013 10:25 GMT

Communities are coming together through the Fusilier Museum’s brand new project. The five week project is using museum images and uniforms to inspire the Asian Women’s group from the Jinnah Centre to create their own uniform. 

Last Wednesday the group met with local artist Cat Jessop to explore the museum, discover famous Fusiliers and wrap each other in newspaper to create their very own paper costume. In the next three weeks the women are learning the art of silk painting. The project finishes with an exhibition launch at the Fusilier Museum opening on Wednesday 13 March 2013.

The project, named “Opening the Gates” is inspired by the closing of the gates ceremony at the Wagah border between India and Pakistan. Instead of looking at the gates being closed the museum and women’s group are focusing on how the gates can be opened and people can be welcomed to the museum.

Helen Field, general manager of the museum, said: “We are delighted to be working with the women from the Jinnah Centre. We want to combine the rich Fusilier heritage with the vibrant Asian culture of the Jinnah centre. We look forward to opening the gates of the museum with our brand new exhibition!”

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Issued: 19 February 2013.