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CNN – Migration Museum at The Workshop featured on Amanpour show (28/04/2017)
The opening of our Migration Museum at The Workshop featured on Amanpour, CNN International’s flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
Evening Standard – London’s Migration Museum: Telling the stories of those dreaming of a better life (26/04/2017)
‘A new London museum aims to go beyond the stereotypical views of refugees and migration usually found in the media, says Rosamund Urwin.’
BBC News – New museum shows migration is ‘everyone’s’ story (26/04/2017)
From this week London gets a new Migration Museum. It’s starting out in a temporary home but the hope is that within a couple of years it will move to a permanent base. The director is a former immigration judge, who says almost all of us have a migration story somewhere in our family background.
The Hindu – London’s Migration Museum holds up a mirror to the UK (24/04/2017)
The project aims to provide context to frenzied political debate.
Evening Standard – UK’s first migration museum opening in Lambeth ‘aims to equal Ellis Island’ (05/04/2017)
‘The museum will open this month and explore how the movement of people has shaped British history.’
Museums Journal – Migration Museum Project secures exhibition space (04/04/2017)
The Migration Museum Project, an organisation set up to make the case for a permanent migration museum in Britain, has secured an exhibition space in Lambeth, south London.
The New York Times – Britain Is an Immigrant Nation (09/03/2017)
‘The Migration Museum Project recently secured a central London location to use as a pop-up space, but the idea is to build a base in the capital and also partner with other museums across the country, so that its collections themselves would be migratory.’
Fast Company – The Migration Museum Wants To Show That The Refugee Crisis Is More Than Just Statistics (22/06/2016)
See the enormous French migrant camp known as the Jungle through the eyes of the people who live there.
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.’
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.’
Metro – Call Me By My Name featured in ‘To Do List’ (13/06/2016)
Metro featured Call Me By My Name in its To Do List column.
Byline – Why all the UK should see this brilliant exhibition on the Calais Jungle (10/06/2016)
The Migration Museum Project – which is campaigning for a British museum to celebrate the diversity of migration- has put on an amazing exhibition on life at the Calais Jungle that is both uplifting and harrowing at the same time. Go see it if you can.
Londonist – Migrants Arrive In Shoreditch In The Form Of An Exhibition (10/06/2016)
Migration is a hot news topic, currently playing a big part in determining whether people vote to remain or leave the EU. Call me by my name in Shoreditch has arrived to remind us that these migrants are all human beings, with individual stories to tell.
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.
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.”‘
East London Lines – Emotive migrant exhibition pulls no punches (06/06/2016)
‘Call Me By My Name: Stories from Calais and Beyond, aims to lend a voice to the thousands of refugees inhabiting the Jungle in Calais, and is possibly the most important exhibition you will see this year – just don’t forget the tissues.’
World Bulletin – London exhibition showcases art by Calais refugees (03/06/2016)
‘A London exhibition featuring the stories of refugees who live in the infamous “Jungle” camp in Calais, in northern France, opened its doors to visitors Thursday. The Call me by my name exhibition organized by the Migration Museum Project aims to raise awareness on refugees and the individual stories behind the refugee crisis.’
Islington Gazette – Shoreditch exhibition tells stories from Calais migrant ‘Jungle’ camp (08/06/2016)
‘With the EU referendum looming and the polarising issue of immigration taking centre stage in the debate, a new multimedia exhibition will explore the human faces behind the migration crisis.’
Royal Academy – Our pick of this week’s art events (03/06/2016)
Call Me by My Name featured in the Royal Academy’s pick of the week’s art events.
Huck – This exhibition will challenge your misconceptions of the Calais ‘Jungle’ (02/06/2016)
‘A new exhibition displays work from those camping in Calais, volunteers and emerging artists, forcing us to reconsider both the diluted identities of migrants, and our own high-brow preconceptions of art.’