Oral history creates a rich world of storytelling around any type of collection. Its methods can also shape a museum’s relationships and core identity.
The Philippine government was confronted with refugee movements in the early years of the Cold War. Ria Sunga explores how the state applied the refugee label selectively and what implications this had on people on the move, in the fourth piece for the Moving People feature.
Can refugee assistance become a way to contain? In the second piece for Moving People, Doina Anca Cretu explores how those fleeing Austria-Hungary’s peripheries in the First World War could also be immobilised as they were subject to stereotypes of criminalisation.
The deplorable conditions and refugee protests at Napier barracks in Kent are not without precedent. Becky Taylor traces the twentieth-century history of ‘squalid’ military camps in Britain, and refugees’ acts of resistance .
Room to Breathe is a new exhibition from the Migration Museum, London, which aims to tell the stories of migration to and from the UK over the centuries.