The Museum Without A Home finds refuge in Glasgow
A backpack. A toy car. Some colouring books. A letter.
Don’t let these familiar items fool you; there’s more to them than meets the eye. Each object has a powerful story to tell: of despair, terror, exhaustion, but also of warmth, hospitality and humanity.
The Museum Without A Home is a free, award-winning exhibition of small acts of kindness created by Oxfam and Amnesty International – which opens on Monday 18 June at Glasgow City Chambers.
The everyday objects on display were given by British and Greek people to people in need of protection in Greece and the UK, to comfort them and help to make the difficulties of daily life more manageable. These objects represent the solidarity displayed and symbolise friendships that have been formed over many months.
The exhibition was originally shown in Athens in 2016 and has since been displayed in New York, Belfast, Belgrade and Ottawa. It has now gained a number of objects given by people in the UK to recently-arrived refugees, including a heart-warming letter fae a local donated by Refuweegee.
If you’re looking for a powerful antidote to European governments’ hostility towards refugees then Museum Without A Home is for you.
Each item represents a bridge; an outstretched hand of friendship; the kindness of strangers.
Museum Without A Home will be at Glasgow City Chambers from Monday 18 June until Friday 22 June.