I’ve been asked to give a mention to the Migration Museum Project and am delighted to do so. I enjoyed my visit to the Museum of Immigration in Melbourne and the 19 Princelet Street project in Spitalfields is excellent but can necessarily only open a few times per year because of the condition of the building. The United Kingdom, with its long history of immigration, needs a migration museum of its own.
Barbara Roche, who was Immigration Minister when I first started out doing immigration work, is leading the project and the fundraising has been launched with a picture competition in The Guardian. You can read about it in an article by Sarfraz Mansoor here. Several thought provoking images are already available on the project website here.