Description of impact

In the first workshop, the pupils learnt about the relevant of anthropology to understand multi-cultural society, and gained insights into the significance of material objects in processes of migration. During the second workshop, the pupils learnt about interviewing techniques and used their knowledge to conduct recorded interviews with Kathakali actor Vijayakumar and make-up artist Barbara Vijayakumar. This material will be used at an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 12 May 2019

Who is affected

20 pupils studying at he Halley Academy, Lonon, and visitors of the exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum


This is part of the Heritage-lottery funded Kathakali project, organised by the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company. The project investigates how clothing and living traditions travel when people migrate and take their culture with them.
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'Working with heritage experts we want to transfer our skills in costume conservation, provide learning opportunities enabling a wide range of people to engage with heritage in an exciting way, then share what they learn through a portable display of Kathakali costumes and activities. The project extends our usual work into new areas of conservation to release the remarkable history preserved in the costumes, make heritage more relevant and accessible, raise awareness of the role theatrical costumes and clothing play in retaining our history, our identity and defining how our heritage is understood, represented and celebrated.'
Impact statusCompleted
Impact date08 Mar 2019
Impact levelEngagement