Are we so different? Exhibition launch

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Please join us for an informal evening drinks reception celebrating our current temporary exhibition, Are we so different? 19th and 21st portraits of the people of Oxford: photographs by Kazem Hakimi and Henry Underhill.

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 as they’re waiting for their order.

We invite visitors 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?

The curators will introduce the exhibition and there will be a chance to view it on the night. Light refreshments and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

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