The Power of Stories Exhibition Tour

In 2021, Power of Stories at Christchurch Mansion brought together film costumes, historic museum objects and local stories to create a display exploring storytelling and identity.

From folklore to fake news, people have told stories for thousands of years. Three iconic costumes from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther were woven into a patchwork of storytelling traditions from across time and place. The outfits of T’Challa, Shuri and Okoye featured in the ground-breaking film were displayed alongside Marvel comics, historic museum objects and local stories. From music to movies, carvings to cartoons, the exhibition asked how the stories we know shape the way we see the world.

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