Port Talbot – Visions of Steel Project

Project Summary:

Led by Professor Louise Miskell is the department of history, this project forms part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities national festival 2016 and showcases a large selection of photographs of the Port Talbot steel industry in the 1940s and 1950s which have recently been digitised by the Peoples’ Collection Wales.

Events across local communities in the Port Talbot area will offer the opportunity to view samples from the collection and to share memories relating to the photographs and the local steel industry. Workshops with local children will study and interpret the history and images from the archive, creating artistic interpretations and outputs.

Such activities will enable the community to shape the archive and help the project team date, identify and interpret the images, expanding the archive, including the creation of a published volume and accompanying exhibition.

Contacts:

For further information please contact Professor Louise Miskell: l.miskell@swansea.ac.uk or Kate Spiller, Connected Communities project officer: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk

Events relating to this project are updated regularly on our community network blog!