Our Shared Cultural Heritage

A youth-led programme exploring the shared cultures and histories of the UK and South Asia
Our Shared Cultural Heritage (OSCH) experiments with new ways for museums and heritage organisations to work better for young people. The project is led by young people aged 11-25 and looks at how museums and heritage organisations can become more relevant and engaging places to explore identity, connect with others and create new opportunities for young people. Our focus is on working with young people from the South Asian diaspora in the UK and with young people in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The project is managed by the British Council in partnership with Glasgow Life, Manchester Museum and UK Youth. It is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust programme. In addition to our work in the UK, OSCH works in collaboration with museums, youth and heritage organisations in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.