The Partition Museum opens in Amritsar, Thursday 17 August

The façade of the Partition Museum, Amritsar, India.

“The Partition Museum is the world’s first memorial to the Partition of the subcontinent, opening 70 years on from the traumatic creation of independent India and Pakistan. In one of the greatest migrations in human history, 18 million people moved, amid escalating chaos and violence, to either side of a hastily demarcated border. This is a memorial to those millions displaced – and their stories, of love, loss and hope. The Partition Museum opens on 17 August 2017 in Amritsar, India. We invite you to learn more about the Museum, and to join our effort in preserving, sharing, and learning from the narratives of Partition.” (Anuradha Bhatnagar, The Partition Museum, Amritsar)

Kishwar Desai, who as chair of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust has been one of the prime movers in the creation of the museum, will be giving the Migration Museum Project annual lecture on Partition on Wednesday 22 November at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). There will be more details on the LSE website within the next month, and we will be posting full details as soon as we have them.