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Are We So Different? Photo Exhibition

From:
07 January 2023
To:
01 April 2023
Museum of Oxford
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1BX

07 January to 01 April

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1BX
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Are We So Different? Photo Exhibition at Museum of Oxford
Are We So Different? Photo Exhibition at Museum of Oxford

About Are We So Different? Photo Exhibition

This temporary exhibition at the Museum of Oxford brings together portraits of Oxford citizens taken about a century apart. 

Henry Underhill, a grocer with a shop on the High Street in the late 19th/early 20th century, took striking photographic portraits of his friends and family in their moments of leisure. 

Some 100 years later, Kazem Hakimi, owner of the well-loved chip shop on Iffley Road, takes similarly candid photos of his customers, quickly capturing them while waiting for their orders.

Visitors are invited to try and spot the similarities – while at the same time noticing differences between lives past and present – and perhaps asking what will a similar exhibition look like a hundred years from now?


Related events

Are We So Different? Photo Exhibition Curator’s tour
Are We So Different? Photo Exhibition Curator’s tour

Saturday 07 January from 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Are we so different? Exhibition launch

An informal evening drinks reception celebrating the current temporary exhibition ‘Are we so different?’ 19th and 21st portraits of the people of Oxford: photographs by Kazem Hakimi and Henry Underhill. The curators will introduce the exhibition, and there will be a chance to view it that night. Light refreshments and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

Booking essential. Please book your place here.


Saturday 18 February from 3.00pm to 3.45pm

Are We So Different? Curator’s tour and object handling

Dig deeper into the stories behind our current exhibition, Are We So Different? Find out how the curators made a selection for this series of photographic portraits of Oxford people who lived 100 years apart, taken by Kazem Hakimi (born 1960) and Henry Underhill (1855-1920), learn some hidden facts behind some of the photos on display, have a go at using a historic box camera and leaf through archival photographic albums.

Price: Pay What You Can


Saturday 18 March from 3.30 to 4.30pm

Are we so different? Curators’ tour and tea

A curator’s tour of the current exhibition, Are we so different? Portraits of 19th- and 21st-century people of Oxford in photographs taken by Kazem Hakimi and Henry Underhill. The exhibition was curated by Kazem Hakimi and the Museum of Oxford’s engagement and exhibitions curator, who will give a short tour followed by informal discussions with refreshments in the Museum Makers’ room.

Booking essential. Please book here.

Price: Pay What You Can