The aim of the Migration Museum Project is to create Britain’s first major migration museum telling the story of movement into and out of the UK in a really fresh and engaging way. A group of volunteers has been formed under the leadership of Barbara Roche, former Minister for Immigration.
The Migration Museum Project has the support of a growing number of Distinguished Friends, and the working group has expanded, encompassing individuals from many walks of life who share a passion for telling the migration story in Britain’s first dedicated national museum.
100 Images of Migration Competition
The Migration Museum is running a '100 Images of Migration' competition in conjunction with the Guardian newspaper. Participants are invited to submit an image resonant of migration together with a few words explaining what it means to them. The image could be a photograph, painting, collage or anything else and might relate to something personal like an object their parents brought with them to the UK or to something in the public domain like a banknote printed on Huguenot Portal family paper. Equally it could be a tabloid headline screaming about a nation swamped by immigrants.
The competition runs until 17 June 2011 and a selection of winning images will feature in Weekend Guardian magazine. Entries will be judged by former Labour immigration minister Barbara Roche, actor and writer Kwame Kwei-Armah, the Guardian's Afua Hirsch, and Danny Sriskandarajah, director of the Royal Commonwealth Society.