Osterley Park and House Project

Osterley Park and House Project


We are currently looking for volunteers who live in and around Hounslow, who might be interested in contributing to an exhibition at their local National Trust property – Osterley Park and House. If you know anyone who might be interested in such a project, please encourage them to get in touch. Details below!

Global Stories in Domestic Spaces

Part of “The Trappings of Trade’ a display taking place at Osterley Park and House in Hounslow, July-November 2013.

WHAT is Global Stories in Domestic Spaces?

‘Global Stories in Domestic Spaces’ is part of a larger University College London (UCL) research programme entitled The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857.

‘Global Stories in Domestic Spaces’ will see members of UCL, the Osterley Park and House team work with ten to fifteen members of the community local to Osterley Park to create videos and photographs that link the Park’s eighteenth- and nineteenth-century history to life in contemporary Britain for inclusion in Osterley Park’s upcoming display ‘The Trappings of Trade’.


We are looking to recruit representatives from the local community around Osterley Park to take part in creating a new display.

Each volunteer will need to attend one morning or evening session in April.

Volunteers will share stories about the cultural heritage of their ancestors or their own cross-cultural experience in the UK – for e.g. how their ancestors arrived in the UK, what their life would have been like, and how they remembered their homeland in South and Southeast Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Japan).


  • An exciting behind-the-scenes tour of this glamorous House.
  • A personal photo portrait session with on site professional photographer and a brief audio interview.
  • The videos and photographs will appear in the exhibition space at Osterley Park on show between July and November 2013. They will also be published on our project website www.ucl.ac.uk/eicah.

Find Out MORE:

Find out more about how you, your family or members of your organisation can become involved by attending a no-obligation information meeting at 7pm on Thursday 21st March at Osterley Park and House.

Please contact Dr. Yuthika Sharma or Dr. Kate Smith for more information or if you have any questions at: eicah@ucl.ac.uk or call us at 0207 6793621.