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Museums surveyed on migration

Nicola Sullivan, 12.04.2017
Survey conducted by Migration Museum Project closes on 28 April
Museums have been asked to take part in a survey exploring how issues related to migration are represented by the cultural sector.

The survey, conducted by the Migration Museum Project, will be used to develop a Museum Migration Network. The survey closes on 28 April and the findings will be shared at events in London and Newcastle towards the end of the year.

Alistair Brown, the Museums Association's (MA) policy officer, said: “I’d really encourage museums to participate in this survey. It will allow the network to understand the breadth of practice across the museums sector on issues relating to migration – both historical and contemporary.

“It will also support the Museum Migration Network to act as a place to share best practice, and will inform the content of a series of events on museums and migration planned for later this year.”

The network, launched in December, has received funding from Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for its first year. The MA is on the network's steering group. 

The Migration Museum Project, an organisation set up to make the case for a permanent migration museum in Britain, has secured an exhibition space in Lambeth, south London for nine months.