The Front Room by Dr Michael McMillan

  • A photograph of a West Indian front room - Michael McMillan, The West Indian Front Room, 2005-2006. Installation, Geffrye Museum, London. Courtesy of John Neligan

    The Front Room by Dr Michael McMillan

    • Date: 12th March 2019
    • Location: Oxford Town Hall, Long Room
    • Time: 18:00 - 19:30
    • Cost: FREE

    Join Dr Michael McMillan as he talks about ‘The Front Room’. Traditionally, based on the Victorian parlour, this was the ‘special’ room in the domestic interior where hospitality towards guests took place. Its material culture in the African-Caribbean household speaks to migrant aesthetics and working class respectability in the home.

    Dr McMillan is Associate Lecturer in Cultural & Historical Studies at the University of the Arts, London.

    Doors open at 5.30pm for refreshments.

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    Image credit: Michael McMillan, The West Indian Front Room, 2005-2006. Installation, Geffrye Museum, London. Courtesy of John Neligan