About the exhibition
UPDATE ON 17 MARCH 2020: In response to escalating concerns about the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closing the Migration Museum to all visitors until further notice with immediate effect. We are also cancelling all upcoming events and education workshops. We will be monitoring Public Health England guidance closely and look forward to reopening at an appropriate time in the future.
Dates: 14 February 2020–Autumn 2020
Venue: Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre, London SE13 7HB
The Berlin Wall stood for 28 years, a physical and metaphorical barrier between Eastern and Western Europe, a division between cultures and political systems, the embodiment of the enforced separation of a people. It is a monument to living history and is still relevant to our lives today.
This work, drawn directly onto two pieces of the Berlin Wall by artists STIK and Thierry Noir, sends a powerful message about how we as individuals can maintain connections across borders, walls and barriers. Walls can be built to keep people in or out but eventually walls are pulled down by the power of the people.
These figures represent everything we do at the Migration Museum: providing a space for dialogue and reflection across divides and for finding what we have in common. They are guardians ‘protecting’ our space and act as a symbol of friendship to all without exception.