Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives

Charity information

Black Cultural Archives

BCA is dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of people of African descent in the UK. In 2013, BCA will open the country's first national Black Heritage Centre.

Founded 1981

  • Mission statement

    BCA will lead the heritage and cultural sectors and the general public towards a greater understanding and enjoyment of Black heritage.

    Our programme of exhibitions and events will provide a platform from which to share the diversity of cultures originating from Africa and the Caribbean, past and present.

    Using our unique collection, we will promote the teaching, learning and understanding of the African peoples‟ contribution, which will enable people to learn and connect with hidden histories, creating an experience to uplift and inspire.

    Our growing collection of original archives will constitute a permanent record of the richness of the Black experience in Britain and be accessible to all

  • Aims

    Black Cultural Archives aims to:

    • Strengthen the development, accessibility and care of the BCA collection
    • Promote the teaching and learning of Black history in the UK
    • Create opportunities for visitors to share their own stories
    • Establish BCA as a leading institution for Black heritage and culture
    • Ensure organisational sustainability
  • Overview

    Established: April 1981

    Registered Charity Number: 1051087

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 02075828561

    Address: 1 Othello Close London SE11 4RE

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website