Manchester Museum in unique collaboration to commemorate the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre 6/3/2019

Manchester Museum has co-curated a unique exhibition with the Partition Museum, Amritsar to mark a century since the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Opening this April, it describes how the events of 13th April 1919, when British troops killed hundreds after opening fire on peaceful Indian protestors, were a defining moment for the Independence movement, beginning a chain of events that eventually led to the demise of the British Empire in South Asia. The exhibition is part of the Manchester Museum’s commitment to making sure that voices from the Global South come through in our memory of Empire, which will also be reflected in its new South Asia Gallery opening in 2022. ‘Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab under Siege‘ includes audio-visual material giving eyewitness accounts of the massacre, photographs and official documents as well as featuring Punjabi textiles from the Whitworth and a new artwork about the massacre by the Singh Twins. Manchester Museum, Partition Museum