Chinese Memory Lines

painted simple wooden model boats
13 Jan 2005 - 7 Feb 2005
Free exhibition, no booking required

One hundred model boats were created by members of Chinese communities for Year of the Sea in 2005. More than 500 people from Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester and Leeds collaborated on the project, forming a striking wall display of model boats. The designs were based on memories about how individuals and families came to Britain, and explored community links to the sea. Many Chinese people settled here after working as crew members with British shipping companies such as the Blue Funnel Line.