30th July 2022

From City of Empire To City Of Diversity: A Visual Journey in Dudley

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This is a free exhibition, no booking required. 

Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm

Dudley Archives and Local History Centre
Tipton Road

Join us as we take you on a visual journey, exploring how Birmingham changed from being a City of Empire in 1889 to the City of Diversity it is today.

The region’s changing population is shown through images from the Library of Birmingham’s important collections, including captivating portraits of people photographed by the Dyche studios over several decades.

The exhibition includes personal stories of migration and settlement by those who came to Birmingham and put down roots in the city.

In the year that sees the city host the Commonwealth Games, From City of Empire to City of Diversity explores how Birmingham’s connections to the British Empire have shaped it’s past, present and future.