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Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA

Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA (FHALMA) is a national charity, that promotes Caribbean and African heritage through education and arts projects from the Black British narratives found in the Huntley Collections. Chief among our educational projects is No Colour Bar: Black British Arts in Action 1960-1990.


Founded as a charity in 2013 FHALMA continues the work of the committee, Huntley Archive Advisory Group, set up ten years ago to provide support, advice and generally further the work of London Metropolitan Archives (LMA). The aim of making the Huntley Collection available to as wide an audience as possible and to establish the broad structure for the preservation of the documents in the collection remains part of FHALMA's charitable remit.

No Colour Bar: British Arts in Action 1960-1990 is a dynamic arts & archive exhibition and public programme, the centre of which was an exhibition from 10 July 2015 to 24 January 2016 at Guildhall Art Gallery. Inspired by the life works of Jessica and Eric Huntley, key artefacts, objects from the collection are displayed with the fine contemporary art works of 20 preeminent Black British artists.  Elements of the No Colour Bar exhibition are on currently on display at the Black Cultural Archives and part of the People Power exhibition at Hackney Museum until 21st January 2017.

A collaboration between Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA, the Guildhall Art Gallery and the London Metropolitan Archives, No Colour Bar is generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by the City of London Corporation.

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