Bristol Museums “Crossings – community and refuge”
Made from the remnants of a refugee boat wrecked near the Italian island of Lampedusa, the cross carries messages about kindness, community and the indifference faced by many refugees. To accompany this intimate display, M Shed has commissioned a series of audio interviews from six refugees and migrants living in Bristol today. By presenting these narratives alongside the British Museum Spotlight loan, we briefly explore the motivations, joys, sorrows and intricacies that migration can involve. There is no one story of migration. It is a vast, complex, interconnected set of situations.