University to tell stories of migration during photographic exhibition

Posted by ap507 at May 28, 2014 10:10 AM |
Use of augmented reality and digital kiosks provide dramatic accounts of migration in project by School of Museum Studies and Migration Museum Project
University to tell stories of migration during photographic exhibition

© Dharmendra Patel

A team from the School of Museum Studies, working with the Migration Museum Project, has used state-of-the art digital technology for a dramatic photographic exhibition charting stories of migration.

100 Stories of Migration runs from 23 June 2014 through 13 February 2015 and is open to the public. The photographic exhibition and accompanying media explores and poses questions around the ways in which migration affects us all.

The exhibition, housed in the School of Museum Studies on University Road, near the junction with London Road,  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). 

100 Stories of Migration grew out of a photography competition led by the Migration Museum Project with The Guardian in 2011.  They received over 700 submissions - and in the summer of 2013 just over 100 photographs were selected to be shown in an exhibition at Hackney Museum.

A selection of these photographs will feature in the seven-month exhibition at Leicester which focuses on the stories reflected in these photographs. A number of “digital kiosks”, hosting interviews and videos, are located throughout the exhibition to enable visitors to learn more about the photographs, stories and different perspectives on migration and the 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.