Hello, How are you today?
I have been to the Afro comb Exhibition twice and I hope to go again before it finishes on Sunday 3 November 2013.
The first time I went, I went on a day trip organised by UK Hair Blogger Crystal Afro. Unfortunately my camera battery was dead on that day but please take a look at Crystal’s photos here.
The second time I visited the exhibition I went with my cousin. This time I made sure my camera was in full working order!
The exhibition is FREE and is still on until Sunday 3rd Nov 2013.
Cambridge is a beautiful city and well worth a visit. On Crystal’s trip we were also introduced to Tina Lasisi, Tina is a university of Cambridge Student and she is doing an amazing study on African Hair Diversity, you can read more about the study here and here. I donated my hair to Tina for her research and if you have time please also donate some of yours too, as you can see the amount of hair Tina needs is not much at all.
The next date Tina is collecting hair in London is FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2013.
As well as the Afro comb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Musuem, there was also a connected art installation at the nearby Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology,
My Hair: Black Hair Culture, Style and Politics by artist and writer Michael McMillan.
The installation showed part of the development of the global black hair industry, including posters and images of different hair styles and produts. In addtion there were accurate displays of the ‘Cottage Salon’ in the Home, The Barber Shop and The Hairdressing Salon.
Although I really enjoyed the “My Hair” installation there were two things that I really didn’t like:
The “My Hair” installation ended on 28th September 2013.
Thanks for reading.