Following its success at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich last year, the Power of Stories exhibition, which features three original costumes from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, will tour museums across Suffolk and in Colchester throughout 2022.
Supported by Suffolk County Council, each museum will re-imagine Power of Stories to suit each venue space, culture and specialist theme. Museums will be working with community curators, such as Africa historian Imani Sorhaindo, who helped produce the original exhibition.
Power of Stories was originally produced by Ipswich Museums, with support from Arts Council England, to echo Marvel Studios’ Black Panther’s inspirational call to millions of people around the world to think about where they came from and who they want to be.
For the next stage of the tour, Power of Stories will be displayed at the Food Museum in Stowmarket as ‘Dining With Heroes’.
Continuing the legacy and theme of Power of Stories, the small exhibition at the Food Museum will include the costumes of T’Challa (aka Black Panther), Shuri and Okoye, alongside historic museum objects and items lent by the local community.