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.
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New Statesman – George Alagiah’s diary (06/02/2019)
George Alagiah, presenter of BBC News at Six and a distinguished friend of the Migration Museum Project, wrote about why Britain needs a Migration Museum and his efforts to help us find a permanent home in the New Statesman.
TRT World – Room to Breathe featured on Showcase programme (22/01/2019)
TRT World, Turkey’s international English-language news network, featured our Room to Breathe exhibition and theatre company 27 degrees’ immersive performance of Touching Home
on its arts and culture programme Showcase.
The Observer – On My Radar: Bart Layton’s Cultural Highlights (30/12/2018)
Our Room to Breathe exhibition was selected as a cultural highlight by award-winning film maker Bart Layton in the Observer.
Evening Standard – Migration has always been an essential part of British life (03/12/2018)
“While policies have short-term impact, migration is a human story. People have for thousands of years arrived at and departed these shores. Migration is an integral part of who we are. Our museum and our new exhibition is an important step in recognising this.” – Our chair Barbara Roche writing in the Evening Standard in response to the latest migration statistics.
Wizz – Dec/Jan issue features Room to Breathe (Dec 2018–Jan 2019)
Wizz Air’s in-flight magazine featured our Room to Breathe exhibition in ‘The Insider’ section of its December–January 2019 issue.
The Arab Weekly – London museum explores lives of immigrants in Britain (02/12/2018)
“South London’s Migration Museum explores the experiences of generations of new arrivals in Britain through the Room to Breathe exhibition. Syrian artist Dima Karout is one of the artists in residence at the exhibition whose work is on display in the art studio.”
The Guardian – The rise of the ‘meanwhile space’: how empty properties are finding second lives (28/11/2018)
‘The Migration Museum in Lambeth is currently occupying part of the former engine workshop for the London fire service. “Having this site has been totally transformative for us,” says director Sophie Henderson. “It has allowed us to prove the concept of what we’re doing, while we look for a permanent home.”’
Reuters – As Brexit tensions simmer, new exhibition celebrates migration (23/11/2018)
“This exhibition is about the daily lives of the people who come here and it’s an opportunity for people to get to know more of those stories.”
ITV Tonight – Immigration: Who Do We Let In? (15/11/2018)
Our Trustee Robert Winder was interviewed at the Migration Museum for the ITV Tonight documentary ‘Immigration: Who Do We Let In’? (available to view until December 14 2018).
The Hindu – Room to Breathe opens at London’s Migration Museum (09/11/2018)
“Room to Breathe is an acutely personal and immersive exhibition, drawing on the stories and objects donated to it by men and women who came to Britain over the years and made it their home. Some have been in Britain for decades while others are recent movers. Their accounts, hidden in cupboards, or on the back of food packets in a mock-up kitchen, tell stories that are diverse, evocative, sometimes poignant, painful and funny.”
Eastern Eye – Exhibition explores stories of migrants creating lives in Britain (08/11/2018)
“We made it immersive, so we were able to take that distance away between the audience and the person who is telling a story,” Aditi Anand, one of the museum’s curators, told Eastern Eye. “It is about collapsing that divide, so it isn’t just a story you’re reading on a wall, but something you’re inhabiting.”
Londonist – ***** for Room to Breathe (07/11/2018)
“This is an ambitious immersive exhibition and it’s truly fantastic.”
The Irish Times – Exhibition at Migration Museum in London tells everyday stories in everyday spaces (02/11/2018)
“This new exhibition examines the private moments of lives in transit, in vignette form. Using seven rooms built in replica as a means to tell these stories – a bedroom, a kitchen, a classroom, a barbershop amongst others – we are invited into intimate spaces offering an immersive experience, where fragments collected from more than 100 volunteers in film, written, audio form impress upon the visitor the joys and the hardships that make up all of our migration experiences… The spaces are warm, not just places of longing and of sadness, but also of happiness, celebrating the joy to be found in the freedom to be yourself, go out dancing, meet kindred spirits half a world away, and maybe even fall in love.”
TES – Why all pupils should learn migration history (04/09/18)
A blog post for TES by Emily Miller, our head of learning and partnerships.
Time Out – 8 things to do for Refugee Week in London (19/06/2018)
Our Refugee Week display of images from A Polaroid for a Refugee ranked number 1 in Time Out’s list of things to do for Refugee Week 2018 in London.
Global Citizen – This Street Artist Is Putting Up Huge Murals of Immigrants Across the UK (01/06/2018)
An interview with street artist Dreph, who held a call out event for his Migration Series project at the Migration Museum at The Workshop in June 2018.
Evening Standard – Street artist unveils his latest work in project to celebrate London’s migrants (27/05/2018)
‘A London street artist and former secondary school teacher has unveiled his latest painting in a series celebrating the work of the capital’s migrants. Working in partnership with Lambeth’s Migration Museum, he will hold an open call-out for anyone who believes themselves, a friend or family member would be a suitable subject.’
The Guardian – The Windrush scandal shows Britain desperately needs a migration museum (30/04/2018)
Our director, Sophie Henderson, writing in the Guardian on how a permanent Migration Museum for Britain could “help to break down barriers between ‘us’ and ‘them’ and foster a sense of shared heritage and belonging – not just for the Windrush generation, but for all of us”.
BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review – Migration Museum featured (21/04/2018)
David Olusoga recommends the Migration Museum at The Workshop and our No Turning Back exhibition on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review podcast (download and listen from 48.00).
talkRADIO – Robert Winder on the Windrush scandal (18/04/2018)
Our trustee Robert Winder appeared on talkRADIO’s breakfast show to talk about why the Windrush scandal is a “disgrace” and “embarrassing to the British brand”.