Stories of Migration photography exhibition comes to Leicester

Posted by ap507 at Jun 16, 2014 12:25 PM |
Joint project by School of Museum Studies and Migration Museum Project uses state-of-the art digital technology
Stories of Migration photography exhibition comes to Leicester

© George Alagiah; Mother and her family, Ghana; early 1960s

A dramatic photographic exhibition charting stories of migration will open on Monday (23 June) at the University and locations across Leicester through to 13 February 2015.

The exhibition, created by a team from the School of Museum Studies and the Migration Museum Project, is housed in the School of Museum Studies on University Road, near the junction with London Road.

There will also include a number of offsite exhibition displays at Leicester Railway Station (23 June – 20 July 2014), and on the campus, including the Charles Wilson Building (21 July 2014 – 13 February 2015).

The exhibition will feature a selection of photographs from the Migration Museum Project and uses state-of-the art digital technology including “digital kiosks” with interviews and videos, located throughout the exhibition to enable visitors to learn more about the photographs, stories and different perspectives on migration.

The exhibition and offsite exhibition displays are enhanced by augmented reality mobile app Blippar. Using the Blippar app on their mobile devices, visitors will be able to access – free of charge - additional film material and related information through augmented reality.

100 Stories of Migration presents diverse stories and journeys of migration and aims to teach visitors more about Britain's rich history of migration.