On display from the 20th September, the Migration Museum examines seven migration moments in British history that has had a profound effect on the country.
With the EU Referendum and ongoing Brexit negotiations sparking a debate about Britain’s relationship with the rest of the world and the free movement of people coming to and from Britain, this exhibition looks at other key moments in this country’s migration story.
Ranging from the expulsion of England’s entire Jewish population in 1290, to the large increase in the number of people defining themselves as ‘mixed-race’ in the 2011 census, the display will feature a number of personal stories commentary, photography and art from established and emerging British and international artists and contributors.
Each moment focused on in the exhibition can be used as starting points for visitors to explore themes and stories about migration, and to encourage conversations about moments that matter to them.
Barbara Roche, chair of the Migration Museum Project said: “No Turning Back encapsulates what the Migration Museum for Britain that we are creating is all about – providing a cultural space for exploration of how immigration and emigration across the ages has shaped who we are today as individuals, and as a nation.”
Those contributing to No Turning Back include: Alex Daw, Andy Barter, Angélica Dass, Deirdre Kelly, Empathy Museum, Hormazd Narielwalla, Leyla Reynolds, Linh Vu, Liz Gerard, Majid Adin, Malgosia Stepnik, Martin Rowson, Nick Ellwood and Kamal Kaan.
No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments That Changed Britain will be on display from the 20th September until the 25th February 2018. For more information visit: http://www.migrationmuseum.org/exhibition/noturningback/