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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Alaraby TV – feature on Borderless (26/06/2019)
Alaraby TV reported on Borderless, the group show featuring all of the artists who took up residence in the art studio in our Room to Breathe exhibition. The feature included interviews with participating artists and a live interview with its curator and our curator in residence, Dima Karout. (Please note that this video is in Arabic – no English subtitles)
Foodism – Don’t miss: 10 things to eat, drink and do in London: 19-23 June (19/06/2019)
Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Identities and Stories featured in Foodism magazine.
Time Out – The Best Ways to Mark Windrush Day in London This Year (17/06/2019)
‘There’ll be spoken word performances and appearances from actual Windrush elders at this day of activities which coincides with the Migration Museum’s new audiovisual exhibition, ‘Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Identities and Stories’. The exhibition sees the museum café morph into a Caribbean takeaway, telling inspiring Windrush stories. ‘
Time Out – Eight Great Ways to Get Involved with Refugee Week in London (17/06/2019)
‘The wonderful Migration Museum, dedicated to telling the stories of people who have travelled to Britain over the centuries, is opening after hours for this late. See performances by Qisetna – a non-political platform preserving the cultural heritage of Syria – and chow down on bites by Migrateful, a charity helping refugees and asylum seekers gain cookery skills.’
Londonist – 10 Things to Try for Refugee Week (17/06/2019)
Our No Direction Home stand-up comedy night was featured in Londonist’s list of things to try for Refugee Week 2019.
Brixton Blog – Windrush Generation exhibition comes to the Migration Museum (07/06/19)
Brixton Blog features Caribbean Takeaway Takeover, a pop-up art and sound exhibition about the stories of Windrush Generation elders in our Breathing Space Café that runs until 30 June 2019.
Museums Journal – Migration Stories (03/06/2019)
The Migration Museum and our director Sophie Henderson featured in an article by Patrick Kelly on how museums and galleries are acknowledging the huge impact of migration.
Arts & Collections – London Festival of Architecture Explores ‘Boundaries’ in World’s Largest Event (01/06/2019)
Our East London and the City Migration Walking Tour was featured as one of the highlights of the London Festival of Architecture 2019 by Arts & Collections.
The Voice – Immersive Exhibition Showcases Immigrants’ Stories (14/05/2019)
“Here at Room to Breathe, stories aren’t just shared, they’re lived. Each space is incredibly inviting you’ll have a hard time leaving, and even when you do, the memories of this magnificent exhibition are likely to stay with you.”
Evening Standard – Windrush Generation stories kept alive with the opening of a new exhibition (08/05/2019)
‘An art and sound installation created from the stories of the Windrush Generation is opening at the Migration Museum in Vauxhall next month.’
Photomonitor – ‘The New Londoners’ at The British Library and Migration Museum (24/04/2019)
A review of Chris Steele-Perkins’ The New Londoners exhibition, on display at the Migration Museum from 5 April until 26 May 2019.
Pensions&Investments – AllianzGI to focus on immigration in new partnership (01/04/2019)
An article in Pensions&Investments on Allianz Global Investors’ sponsorship of our Migrants Mean Business series.
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.”
Jewish News – The art studio healing the pain of asylum seekers and refugees (08/12/2018)
A feature in Jewish News on the New Art Studio, artists in residence in the art studio in our Room to Breathe exhibition in January 2019.
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.”’