From Kampala to Leicester permanent exhibition at Newark Houses Museum includes MACE footage


A permenant exhibition in Leicester includes a range of footage sourced from MACE.

From Kampala to Leicester, at Newarke Houses Museum & Gardens  is the story of Leicester’s Ugandan Asian Community from 1972 – 2012.

The exhibition’s description on Leicester Museums and Galleries Website reads:

In August 1972, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin gave the Asian community 90 days notice to leave the country. They were forced to leave almost everything in Uganda and seek refuge in other countries such as Britain and Canada.

Using original film, personal testimony and rare artefacts borrowed from Leicester’s Ugandan Asian community, the exhibition tells a powerful and important story of survival, sacrifice and adventure and success. Exhibition formerly on temporary display at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

You can watch the film that was made for the exhibition here:

The exhibition and associated projects were developed in partnership with Navrang and BBC Radio Leicester and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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