Working in partnership is what we are all about. It enables us to grow the Migration Museum Project collaboratively, improve our skills and extend our reach. Working with a range of partners, we have produced dynamic exhibitions and lively events, and we have a number of academic and other projects in the pipeline too.
100 Images of Migration exhibition
100 images of Migration was first shown in 2013 at Hackney Museum, expertly curated by Sue McAlpine, with a special emphasis on migration to Hackney.
Leicester School of Museum Studies
Students and staff at Leicester School of Museum Studies re-curated the show to produce 100 Stories of Migration between July 2014 and February 2015. The images were given a digital makeover, and augmented by film and an inspiring off-site display in Leicester train station.
Other displays of 100 Images of Migration
100 Images of Migration has further been shown in partnership with Freedom From Torture, the School for Advanced Study at the University of London and Abbey Community School in Leicester. In September 2014, Langley Academy, the only UK school with a museums specialism, developed its own version of the show.
In 2015, since leaving Leicester School of Museum Studies, it has been shown at the Heritage Gallery, Greenwich and at Wardown Park Museum, Luton; selections of photographs from the exhibition were on show at Adopting Britain at the Southbank Centre between May and September, and in the Re·Think exhibition on migration at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, between May and November; further selections were used to launch the UK Institute for Migration Research in April. Future manifestations of 100 Images will be developed with the Headquarters of the European Commission in London at Europe House in 2016, and, we hope, with Newcastle University and the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.
Germans in Britain exhibition
The German Historical Institute and Goethe-Institut
Our touring Germans in Britain exhibition has been curated by Dr Cathy Ross, former head of collections at the Museum of London, and had its first airing, from 18 September to 21 October 2014, at the German Historical Institute, which also provided academic oversight for the exhibition. The concept was initially developed with assistance from the Goethe-Institut and has been realised through generous funding from The Schroder Foundation, the Kohn Foundation and a number of private sponsors.
Germans in Britain was launched by Joanna Lumley and Neil Macgregor in the autumn of 2014. It began its tour at the German Historical Institute London, where it ran from September to October. This was followed by an exciting run at St John’s College Oxford in the last two months of 2014, where it was supported by a TORCH Knowledge Exchange grant and was part of a conference on Anglo-German cultural transfer.
In January 2015, the exhibition moved to the busy ArtsTwo foyer at Queen Mary University of London (Mile End campus) before enjoying a successful March–April run at Manchester Central Library, where it was complemented by a Germans in Manchester archives display. From there it travelled down to the German YMCA near London’s Hyde Park, where it was on display in April 2015, before moving up to Murray Edwards College in Cambridge, where it was on show from 7 to 28 June 2015, again with a Cambridge-specific archives display. Following its stay in Cambridge, it ventured further north, initially to Edinburgh – where it was on display in the wonderful Adam Dome of the National Records of Scotland from 6 July to 7 August, with some exciting additional Scotland-related archive material – and then to the Sir Duncan Rice Library at the University of Aberdeen, where it is on display from 14 August to 25 September.
In autumn 2015, the exhibition travels down south again and is on display at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) between 28 September and 6 November, before spending the rest of November at the Homerton Hospital, London (previously the German Hospital). Full details are available on our exhibitions pages on this website.
The Jewish Museum
We plan to mount an exhibition about ‘Bread’ in partnership with the Jewish Museum in 2016.
Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA)
CARA has been our delivery partner for our Great Minds series of early evening seminars, on the subject of the ways in which migrants have shaped British intellectual life.
The following institutions have generously hosted and supported these events: the Dana Centre at the Science Museum, Iniva, the London School of Economics Centre for the study of Human Rights, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Pearn Kandola.
The Open University
Dr Daniel Conway at the Open University is co-ordinating a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to bring together and disseminate academic research from a number of universities about outward migration and diasporas in partnership with the Migration Museum Project which will host the resulting on-line exhibition.
The Migration Museum Project has supported a bid to ESRC by Professor Tony Kushner to analyse Mass Observation archive material about race and national identity.
The Migration Museum Project is supporting a bid led by Dr John Zavos to explore South Asian religious spaces in Britain so as to disseminate academic research and create an online exhibition.
We are hosting a range of ‘community conversations’ and webinars in partnership with GlobalNet 21 to collect responses to, and ideas for, our education programme.
Science and Society Picture Library
The Science and Society Picture Library has made available a special selection of their images that reflect migration to, from and within the UK here.
We aim to develop joint projects with the following:
Our Hut which delivers architecture-based workshops in schools.
Paddington Development Trust, which is developing a Heritage Lottery Fund application for the Paddington Living Heritage Project at St Mary Magdalene
The Moving Here Partnership
The Moving Here partnership, led by the National Archives is a database of digitised material on Caribbean, Jamaican, Barbadian, Irish, Jewish, South Asian, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan migration into the UK. It records and illustrates why people came to England over the last 200 years and what their experiences were and continue to be. It offers free access, for personal and educational use, to an online catalogue of versions of original material related to migration history from local, regional and national archives, libraries and museums.
The following institutions have kindly granted us permission to use their images on the website: