The exhibition consists of personal family photographs of Black Country residents, revealing the social and private history of the area.
Ampersand Projects as part of the Living Memory Project have been meeting and talking to people about their family albums and the lives and stories that they contain, images drawn from across the last century, still resonate because the experiences they contain are at once special and unique moments in time, but also everyday and universal.
In our increasingly digital world, there is less place for the physical nature of a photo album and they are becoming less of a tradition in people’s homes. This exhibition celebrates the format of family albums, the way they collect our memories together and their ability to connect us with our past and remind us of loved ones, special occasions and times gone by.
Library opening times:
Monday: 9am -1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
Thursday: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5.30pm
Friday and Sunday: Closed
Saturday: 10am – 4pm