Press coverage

View the latest press coverage of the Migration Museum Project by clicking on the links below. Please visit our Press release page to view and download our latest press releases.

For image and filming requests and all other media enquiries, please contact Matthew Plowright (matthew@migrationmuseum.org, +44 7585 117 924).

New Statesman – The Great Escape (19/06/2016)

‘A new exhibition on the quiet resilience of the people stuck in that Anglo-French limbo – Call Me By My Name, which recently opened at the Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, east London – highlights again the way in which inflammatory abstractions (“Immigration chaos!”; “Take back control!”) can trounce ordinary human responses.’

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Quartz – The cartography of control: Mapping the Calais refugee camp (17/06/2016)

‘Images of people living in make-shift shelters, mud and squalor, have exposed the world to the living conditions in Calais’s refugee camp, known as “the Jungle”. But despite intense media coverage over the past year, it can be hard for outsiders to gain a true perspective on life in the camp, which has become a town in its own right.

For this reason, architect Shahed Saleem embarked on a project to map the Jungle… The finished work is being shown in London, as part of a wider exhibition by the Migration Museum Project on the refugee crisis in Europe running through June 22.’

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London Calling – Call Me By My Name: Stories From Calais and Beyond (08/06/2016)

The Migration Museum Project have opened a new exhibition at the Londonewcastle Project, Shoreditch. It deals with the ‘jungle’ refugee camp in Calais and asks questions about how we view migrants and refugees. The project pushes no specific political agenda but through a mixture of art, photography and storytelling it reminds us that every face is human, every story unique.

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Reuters – London art gallery showcases Calais migrant stories (07/06/2016)

‘One refugee, whose photos feature in the exhibition, arrived in Calais from Eritrea in October last year. “We crossed through the Sahara, Libya, Italy, France. It was a very difficult situation. It was winter also, daily rain. The situation was very harsh. Maybe the exhibition will explain to some people what is happening, what the situation is like in Calais. We are just asking for freedom.”‘

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Artsy – Is There a Responsible Way to Make Art about Syria? (22/04/2016)

‘The Migration Museum Project, which hopes to launch the first museum dedicated to exploring migration to and from the United Kingdom, will open an exhibition this June that highlights the plight of refugees, even incorporating work made by migrants living in the notorious Calais migrant camp that has been dubbed “the Jungle.”‘

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