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IMI's Director supports the development of a national migration museum in Britain

Professor Robin Cohen has become a Distinguished Friend of the Migration Museum Project which went live earlier this month.

The aim of the Migration Museum Project is to create Britain’s first major migration museum telling the story of movement into and out of the UK in a really fresh and engaging way. A group of volunteers has been formed under the leadership of Barbara Roche, former Minister for Immigration.

The Migration Museum Project has the support of a growing number of Distinguished Friends, and the working group has expanded, encompassing individuals from many walks of life who share a passion for telling the migration story in Britain’s first dedicated national museum.

100 Images of Migration Competition

The Migration Museum is running a '100 Images of Migration' competition in conjunction with the Guardian newspaper. Participants are invited to submit an image resonant of migration together with a few words explaining what it means to them. The image could be a photograph, painting, collage or anything else and might relate to something personal like an object their parents brought with them to the UK or to something in the public domain like a banknote printed on Huguenot Portal family paper. Equally it could be a tabloid headline screaming about a nation swamped by immigrants.

The competition runs until 17 June 2011 and a selection of winning images will feature in Weekend Guardian magazine. Entries will be judged by former Labour immigration minister Barbara Roche, actor and writer Kwame Kwei-Armah, the Guardian's Afua Hirsch, and Danny Sriskandarajah, director of the Royal Commonwealth Society.

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