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What is the Role of the Museum in the Migration Crisis?


Jun 22, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017


V&A Museum,
Clore Study Area, Room 55, Cromwell Road,
London, SW7 2RL


V&A presents: What is the Role of the Museum in the Migration Crisis?

22 June 2017 | 12.30pm 1.30pm | Free, booking essential
Clore Study Area, Room 55
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Should museums remain neutral, or are they uniquely positioned to address the subject of migration? Participants will consider the potential of museums as sites of activism and their relevance in the ‘post-truth’ world, exploring how they represent their communities and reflect current events.

Speakers include:
• Robert Winder, Migration Museum trustee and author of Bloody Foreigners
• Emily Miller, Head of Learning & Partnerships at the Migration Museum
• Almir Koldzic, Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts (Refugee Week coordinators) on their work engaging refugees and migrants through the arts and cultural experiences
• Alyson Frazier, Co-Founder on Play for Progress on their experience of setting up an NGO and attaining corporate sponsorship

Following the panel discussion, there will be a chance to discuss the role of the museum in the migration crisis in an OpenSpace format from 2pm–5pm.

The event is free, but booking via the V&A’s website is essential

This event is part of Refugee Week