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April 2010

'A Sikh Face in Ireland' Exhibition: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

'A Sikh Face in Ireland' Photographic and Life History Exhibition

Venue: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
Date: 7 May - 18 July 2010

'A Sikh Face in Ireland' is a photographic and life history project exploring the Sikh presence on the island of Ireland.

It illustrates one of the first systematic explorations of the Sikh presence on the island of Ireland - providing both a profile of the present and a social and cultural history of Sikh immigrants and their descendants.

It is produced and supported by the Forum on Migration and Communications ( in collaboration with photographer/oral historian, Dr Glenn Jordan, and researcher, Satwinder Singh.

The exhibition will open to the public on 7 May and will run alongside a series of events designed in collaboration with the Chester Beatty Intercultural Programme. The educational programme builds on different objects in the exhibition: photographic portraits accompanied by life stories; an animated film on the wearing of the Sikh turban; a photographic and sound installation featuring contemporary Sikh musicians; an exhibition catalogue comprising essays, photographs, and extensive life stories in English and Punjabi; an interactive website designed for use in diverse educational settings.

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