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Human Library

Sun 26 November 2023, 2.00pm5.00pm

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Human Library

The Human Library is, in the true sense of the word, a library of people. We are hosting events where readers can borrow human beings; open books to have conversations they would not normally have access to.

Every human book from the bookshelf represents a group in our society that is subjected to prejudice, stigmatization or discrimination because of their lifestyle, diagnosis, belief, disability, social status, or ethnic origin.

Linking to our exhibition programme, the Human Library sessions will provide opportunities to engage with and ‘unjudge’ groups who are often misrepresented.  Offering an alternative perspectives of their human experience, through intimate conversations.

Visitors can choose from several titles and loan a human book for a conversation in the surroundings of our inspiring and sometimes challenging ground floor collections.

Please book a timed slot.

In the Frame with Jo Gane will also be taking place on this day. Drop by and tell your story to photographer and artist in residency Jo Gane as she uses her 130 year old restored large-scale Victorian mahogany camera to capture sitters and ask her about the process. Find out more about this event. 

A valid membership or day ticket is also required.