European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Forgetting or Remembering: Child Migration in Museums

18 March 2013

London, United Kingdom | V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green


The conference about Child Migration in Museums is part of a series organised within the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Programme “The Child in the World: Empire, Diaspora and Global Citizenship”, involving Queen Mary, University of London and the V&A Museum of Childhood.

How do we represent the experience of child migrants in museums and heritage? What is included or excluded, remembered or forgotten? Whose identity and voice are represented and how do we engage adults and children from all backgrounds in thinking about migration?
This seminar draws on the experiences of Kindertransport refugee children in the 1930s; child migration schemes from the UK to Australia and Canada between the 1860s and 1960s including from Dr Barnardo's homes in Barkingside and Stepney; and more recent migration of Eastern European children to Glasgow. Speakers include Tony Kushner, Rachel Mulhearn and Carrie Ann Newman.

The event will take place at V&A Museum of Childhood on March 18th, 2013 (h. 17.30 – 19.00).
Admission is free. To book a place please email: mocbookings(at) or ring 020 8983 5205. For further details contact Eithne Nightingale: e.nightingale(at)


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