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People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions and events, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Posts tagged 'Refugees'

Image of Leather jacket worn by campaigner Harry Leslie Smith, around 2013

Standing with Harry: 'the world’s oldest rebel'

25 February 2023


To mark the centenary of Harry’s birth (25 February 1923), PHM Collections Manager Sam Jenkins takes a look at Harry’s story and the iconic jacket that he wore when he took his ‘last stand’ – which is now part of PHM’s collection.



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A rediscovered campaign with resonance today

1 December 2021


In this blog PHM’s Programme Officer Zofia Kufeldt delves into who CAIL were, the Immigration Act of 1971 which was the impetus behind the campaign and how it continues to form the basis of the UK’s immigration laws today.



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A British Export that has Defined LGBT+ History, Past and Present

27 August 2021


As part of People History Museum’s (PHM) current programme exploring migration, the museum commissioned a virtual LGBT+ history tour focusing on the themes of race, migration and empire from refugee rights campaigners Prossy Kakooza and Maggy Moyo,  and PHM Community Curator Jenny White.  In this blog post Jenny introduces a selection of items from the museum’s galleries and collection that featured in the tour.

 



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Image of Artist Eva Mileusnic with her exhibition Counter flow the movement of cultures from one place to another at People's History Museum (1)

Counter-flow: Eva Mileusnic's inspiration

21 July 2021


This summer hundreds of beautifully decorated ceramic feet will be on display thanks to an awe inspiring exhibition and installation created by artist Eva Mileusnic.  In this blog we ask Eva about her art, inspiration and what visitors can expect from Counter-flow: the movement of cultures from one place to another exhibition and her series of family workshops.



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Manchester’s museum and gallery adventures from home

20 November 2020


With Manchester’s museums and galleries temporarily closed again, many have moved activity online to provide a whole range of amazing cultural digital experiences.   We’ve picked out some of the best for you.



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