Leicester School of Museum Studies: 100 Stories of Migration

100 Stories of Migration

We were delighted to work in partnership with the University of Leicester School of Museum Studies on 100 Stories of Migration over 2014–2015. Students and staff at the School of Museum Studies re-curated our 100 Images of Migration touring exhibition and gave the show a digital makeover, and the fantastic exhibition was on show at the School of Museum Studies until 13th Feb 2015.
Find out more about the exhibition on the University of Leicester 100 Stories of Migration website page.

Photograph of the Museum Studies building with one of the 100 Images printed onto one of the windows

The images were curated thematically to reflect different experiences of migration. Images are supported by digital stations where visitors can watch a range of commissioned films exploring migration. Through image recognition technology supplied by Blippar, visitors can also interact with a selection of images through Blippar.


An accompanying mini exhibition has also been popping up around Leicester, at the train station fat BBC Radio Leicester and around the University campus. Find full details on the School of Museum Studies exhibition page. See more photographs of the pop-up exhibition at Leicester train station in our Facebook album.


100 Stories of Migration on BBC Radio Leicester

BBC Radio Leicester is building an audio archive of 100 stories from people who came to live in Leicester or Leicestershire from another country. Read the BBC news article to find out more about the 100 Images-inspired project and visit the BBC Radio Leicester website to listen to the fascinating tales that migrants have already contributed to the archive.

A family photograph of two women and one man seated, one woman and the man with infants on their knee, with four men standing behind. Everyone is dressed very smartly, the men in tailored three-piece suits, and the women in full length cotton dresses, hair tied back.

Douglas Beoku Betts, who shared his migration story with BBC Radio Leicester, said photos of his great-grandfather and his children helped him learn about his roots.

Do you live in Leicester? Whether you arrived a long time ago or very recently, the BBC would love to hear from you. To be one of BBC Radio Leicester’s 100 stories, email Dimple at dimple.patel@bbc.co.uk or call 0116 251 6688.


MMP Education Officer Emily Miller chats with photographer Kajal Nisha Patel

Many of Kajal’s striking photographs have been featured in our 100 Images of Migration touring exhibition and play a key role in capturing Kajal’s home city for the 100 Stories of Migration exhibition in Leicester. Watch the video below to find out what inspired her involvement in MMP.


Kajal also led a migration-themed walking tour of Leicester in November 2014 which was featured on BBC East Midlands television news:


100 Stories of Migration featured in Leicester Mercury