An exhibition exploring professional and parental encounters with death at the very beginning of life. See, hear and sense how care is enacted through contemporary mortuary work and memorialisation practices.


Remembering Baby: Life, Loss and Post-mortem is a free, public exhibition inspired by the End of or Start of Life? research project - a study that explores professional and parental encounters with death at the very start of life.

The exhibition seeks to make these experiences more visible and features a collection of work that challenges taboos surrounding early life-loss – especially in relation to post-mortem. These exhibits include visual images, physical objects and sound installations, each sensitively exploring what happens when a baby dies – from both parental and professional perspectives.

At the heart of the exhibition is an acknowledgement that the death of a baby involves a simultaneous emergence and loss of personhood, which signifies both the beginning and end of life. This narrative runs throughout the exhibition and visitors are invited to identify this in the exhibits and to reflect on these themes.

Parental Guidance advised for under 14s


Past Venues

03 - 14 November 2017
Protein Studios
31 New Inn Yard,
London, EC2A 3EY

Protein Studios is ‘a space to grow’. It is made up of four spaces which provide a blank canvas for different events that can be transformed into the hirer’s personal vision. It has been used for a range of events including: Exhibitions | Product Launches | Talks | Screenings | Workshops | Pop Up Stores Book Launches | Meetings | Fashion Showcases | Photo Shoots | Film Shoots Set Builds | Auctions | Rehearsal Space | Automotive Showroom | Installations.


05 - 14 December 2017
The Art House
8 Backfields,
Sheffield, S1 4HJ

The Art House is a charity that opened in August 2015. It supports the development of local artists from marginalised groups with a particular focus on working with people with mental health issues and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. It is a social enterprise run by creative practitioners, with a strong focus on discovering creativity and healing rather than on diagnosis. It offers art and pottery classes, exhibition spaces, room hire and a vegetarian café The Tea Studio.