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12 June 2013

Museum exhibition 100 Images of Migration highlights immigration's contribution to the UK

A NEW exhibition at Hackney Museum will give visitors a glimpse of migration to and from Britain over the past 100 years.

In collaboration with the Migration Museum Project, 100 Images of Migration features people of all backgrounds – including some from well-known photographers – who have come to Britain during the past century. 

From adventurers and travellers, to people in search of work or education, as well as refugees escaping war, poverty or oppression, the images on display reflect them all. 

Britain has not always welcomed newcomers, but mostly it has offered refuge and opportunity. The rich mix of communities which now exist here has brought with it new cultures, languages and food along with different skills.

The project aims to create a new museum, like New York’s Ellis Island, in honour of the role that migrants have played in the making of Britain.

Hackney residents who came to the borough from another country can also submit a photo to Hackney Museum for inclusion in the exhibition. Share your photos on Hackney Council's Facebook page or contact Hackney Museum directly to get involved. 

100  Images of Migration is on at Hackney Museum in Reading Lane, E8, until 31 August.

Chinese children learning English in Liverpool during 1971

Chinese children learning English in Liverpool during 1971

Chinese children learning English in Liverpool during 1971

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