Wed 25th January – Britain’s Missing Museum – Liberty Melly

Britain has a long and complex migration history, and migration consistently appears as a talking point in politics and the news. Yet the story of Britain is the story of comings and goings, it is a story that underpins our language, economic systems, traditions and cultures. Join Liberty from the Migration Museum to hear more about the institution Britain’s cultural landscape is missing; a vibrant museum that illuminates the central role migration – both to and from – has played in the national story. A space where people can come together to discuss, reflect and understand our shared migration stories.

Brief Bio

Liberty works at the Learning Manager at the Migration Museum, which she joined in early 2017 from a background in the heritage sector. Following her undergraduate studies in History at the University of Nottingham, she worked for the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands and volunteered for the National Trust and Hackney Museum. She also has an MA in Museums, Galleries, and Contemporary Cultures from the University of Westminster, during which her dissertation explored the representation of migration in the UK cultural heritage sector.

In her role at the museum she oversees the education programme, building connections with teachers, lecturers and educational organisations to promote the teaching of migration across the UK. To date the Migration Museum has engaged over 22,000 students in its exhibitions, workshops, walking-tours and outreach work.

Standard Stuff

Talks are usually on the 4th Wednesday of every month,  at 7:00 for 7:30, at The Winchester Club in Winchester.  Please take a look at the FAQs for more info.

Admission is £5 which also gives you an entry in the book raffle. We take cash and major cards (cards preferred).

The event is in two parts – the talk and then a Q&A after the interval. We encourage you to support the venue by indulging in the available drinks before and during the event.

You are also welcome to join us for a drink in the bar after the event.