Representing and re-presenting cultural heritage

True Form Projects CIC was set up in 2012 to provide a variety of benefits to communities by collecting oral histories, artefacts and personal stories. We specialise in, but are not specific to, the diaspora communities from South Asia in Britain.

We collect oral histories, capture people’s experiences and talk to them about their lives. We photograph, film, interpret and create content that is exciting and undiscovered. We curate groundbreaking work and make sure that those we engage with feel respected. Our archive is rare, sought after and valuable to us as are our communities.

Latest projects

Our projects are recognised nationally and internationally, and some of our discovered archive is in permanent collections in institutions across the UK.

East In West Vinyl Archive

Our flagship 3 year National Heritage Lottery Funded project archiving and exhibiting the largest collection of South Asian records in the UK.


As part of our partnership with the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Museums Trust, we have been working together with artists and staff to respond to the largest Pre-Raphaelites collection in the world.

The History of Asian Youth Culture

True Form's most recently funded project by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to create an archive, which looks at the history of South Asian Youth Culture from the 1960s to the present day.

Four Fathers

The Four Fathers project is about recording and documenting the relationships between men from South Asian backgrounds who have lived and live in Birmingham.

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Clients & partners

We work with a wide range of partners and clients across local, national and international contexts.

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