The new Migration Museum opened in London last week, the institution has the aim of connecting the people of London with it’s rich history of migration. The museum has been holding temporary exhibits and gaining funding since 2013, and just opened their official space. The desire to create a museum of this type was to help alleviate some of the tension around the migrants living in London.
The museum opened with a show titled Call me by my name: Stories from Calais and beyond which shares the stories of refugees and artists. The refugee camp in Calais was torn down this past November, causing an International stir. Since November 13 immigrants have died trying to cross the english channel into the UK.
The opening also features 100 Images of Migration, a photo exhibition of migrant families in the UK from 1950 to present.
Here is a link to the artnet story.