Remembering Baby exhibition set to visit Northumbria
The popular Remembering Baby: Life, Loss and Post-Mortem exhibition is set to go on tour to Northumbria next week.
The public exhibition, which sensitively explores professional and parental encounters with death at the beginning of life, received acclaim in both London and Sheffield in late 2017.
From Sunday 3 June 2018 to Thursday 7 June 2018, the exhibition will be showing at the Thought Foundation, Birtley.
Remembering Baby: Life, Loss and Post-Mortem is a free, public exhibition inspired by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research project End or Start of Life?, led by Dr Kate Reed from the Department of Sociological Studies.
The exhibition features visual images, physical objects and sound installations, produced by the team from the University of Sheffield, with the help of parents who have lost their child right at the start of life. It seeks to make these experiences more visible and features a collection of work that challenges taboos surrounding early life-loss – especially in relation to post-mortem.
At the heart of the exhibition is an acknowledgement that the death of a baby involves a simultaneous emergence and loss of personhood, which signifies both the beginning and end of life. This narrative runs throughout the exhibition and visitors are invited to identify this in the exhibits and to reflect on these themes.
For more information on the exhibition, click here.