22 June, 2015
Things are super busy at Migration Museum Project – we can currently be found in several locations! Have a look below for a snapshot of our current exhibition locations and be sure to visit our Events page for full details of these and all associated events. Follow us on Twitter @MigrationUK and sign up to the mailing list to stay up to date with our activity.
Keepsakes & 100 Images of Migration at Southbank Centre, London
Our first Keepsakes display and a huge selection of our 100 Images of Migration touring exhibition form part of Southbank Centre’s Adopting Britain exhibition, which they have curated in partnership with Counterpoints Arts and with contributions from a wonderful range of artists and organisations. Interactive, multi-media, and with lots of opportunity to contribute your personal stories and responses, this exhibition is not to be missed!
On until 6 September 2015. To make a day of it, check the Southbank Centre website to see all the great activity (much of it free) they have happening over summer.
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100 Images of Migration at Wardown Park Museum, Luton
Our flagship exhibition has found a simultaneous temporary home at Wardown Park Museum in Luton, where you can see this fascinating and moving selection of photographs up until 19 July 2015. Situated in a beautiful Victorian House within a landscaped park, around one and a half miles north from the centre of Luton, the Wardown Park Museum is a great place to explore Luton’s people and heritage, regiment history and its relationship with lace.
Visit Luton Culture to see what else is on offer at the museum while our exhibition is there – such as a Sikh Fortress Turban spotlight loan from the British Museum.
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Germans in Britain at the University of Reading
The University of Reading is the latest host of Germans in Britain, an exhibition which explores the long and complex story of Anglo-German relations (there’s a lot more to it than war and football!) and the huge contribution of German migrants to Britain over the centuries. The Modern Languages and European Studies department at the University of Reading is hosting a number of associated talks to enable visitors to delve into particular themes and periods – all details can be found in our Events pages. On until 24 March 2017.
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RE·THINK Migration at the National Maritime Museum
We are delighted to be working with the National Maritime Museum to engage visitors, school groups and community groups in their RE·THINK space, which until mid-November focuses on our favourite theme: migration! In addition to self-led and volunteer-led activities guiding you to explore, discover and reflect on and respond to migration-related questions and content, there will be a range of events and workshops in the space over the next 6 months. It all kicks off with Let Us In on Saturday 27 June – a powerful drama performance by the hugely talented A Level students of Corelli College.
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15 April, 2015
Featuring MMP Images and Keepsakes
Fri 17 April – Sun 6 September 2015⎪10am – 11pm daily
Royal Festival Hall⎪Spirit Level⎪Free admission
Exhibition Tours⎪18, 19, 25, 26 April & 2 May⎪1pm⎪Advanced Booking (Free)
Celebrating 70 Years of Migration (free public event)⎪Sat 2 May⎪11 – 3pm
We are delighted to be collaborating with the Southbank Centre to bring a selection of 100 Images of Migration and Keepsakes to Adopting Britain, the latest exhibition presented by the Southbank Centre in partnership with Counterpoints Arts.
Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration launches on 17 April as part of the Southbank Centre’s Changing Britain festival. This interactive and accessible exhibition aims to highlight personal stories of migrants and refugees, celebrate the contribution of migrant groups to Britain’s artistic landscape and open up discussion around one of the most politically sensitive and pertinent topics of this year’s election.
For further details, please visit the Southbank Centre website.
Keepsakes is a display of personal items that keep memories of migration and identity alive. Museum collections represent society’s decisions about what objects are valuable enough to hand down to future generations. But museum objects matter less to most people than the objects their parents and grandparents chose to pass on to them, and which they hand on to their own children and grandchildren.
Join us to explore the value of personal keepsakes in sharing migration stories. Do you have a Keepsake with a migration story? Tweet us @MigrationUK #Keepsakes.
Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
100 Images of Migration is our flagship touring exhibition and is constantly moving, growing and adapting. It began life at our launch in 2011, the result of a competition we ran in the Guardian, and has since been adapted for Hackney Museum, Senate House, Leicester University, Leicester Train Station, BBC Radio East Midlands and the Heritage Gallery in Greenwich. A selection of our 100 Images form a constant thread through the 6 thematic sections of Adopting Britain.
For more information about 100 Images of Migration and to view the online gallery, please visit our Exhibitions page.
If you have an image which tells a story of migration, join our Flickr group to add it to our online gallery.
30 March, 2015
Images of Migration⎪Heritage Gallery, Greenwich
30 March – 15 May⎪First Floor Exhibition Space
Free admission⎪Opening hours:
10am – 5pm Mon-Fri⎪11am – 4pm Sat⎪Closed Sundays
Our 100 Images of Migration touring exhibition started life as a competition that the Migration Museum Project ran in partnership with the Guardian newspaper. Asked to send in images that said something about migration, photographers – professional and non-professional – sent in hundreds of photos, each with a short text explaining the image’s significance to the photographer.
The exhibition has had hugely successful runs at Hackney Museum, Senate House, and most recently at the University of Leicester’s Museum Studies building. Each venue re-curates their own selection from the 100 Images of Migration image pool, and we are delighted that the newest manifestation is Images of Migration now on show at the Heritage Gallery, Greenwich, in the Old Royal Naval College.
The Heritage Gallery will also be showcasing a short film, Here and Now, especially created for the exhibition by students and staff at the University of Leicester School of Museum Studies, which twins speeches by Enoch Powell with responses from migrants.
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Find out what Leicester Museum Studies and BBC Radio Leicester have been doing with 100 Stories of Migration
Visit our 100 Images of Migration online gallery
Contribute your images of migration to our Flickr site