For this Round-up, we have gathered together resources from our Partner collections that explore the lives and stories of people who have left their homes and moved to another country – whether for study or work or through necessity as they flee conflict, persecution or natural disaster.
Use these resources to explore the theme of migration and to remember and celebrate the contribution that migrants make to the culture and economy of our communities.
Resources and links
Be inspired by the drawings and paintings of British Indian artist Lancelot Ribeiro whose town and cityscapes were inspired by the architecture of Mumbai, the city he was born in.
South Asian Heritage Month first took place in 2020 and runs from 18th July to 17th August each year. This collection of teaching resources explores South Asian history, heritage, culture and achievements.
With a focus on the period 1858–1950, explore this history of South Asian migration to Britain and the rich and diverse contributions South Asians have made to British life and society through contemporary accounts, photographs, letters, newspapers and pamphlets.
For centuries people have migrated to London from all over the world.
This resource, created for families and schools, explores some of the stories of Black Londoners from the Romans to the present day. (Children should have an adult with them when exploring the stories as some of the information is upsetting.)
National Museum of Scotland & National Library of Scotland
For hundreds of years, people have left Scotland to live and work abroad. Some people left in search of a better life while others were tenant farmers forced to leave by their landlords in the Highland Clearances.
View Transition IV, an online exhibition by Ghanaian-born and Sunderland-based glass artist Anthony Amoako-Attah, and discover how he has used objects from Sunderland Museum's collection and Adinkra symbols from Ghanaian culture to represent his shifting dual identity.