Objects with Stories
Look at museums' objects like you've never done before!
Visit your local museum to find extraordinary objects and exhibits, often made for a particular purpose by a fascinating person. Many of these objects have been through some amazing journeys and circumstances, and almost all of them, when you stop to look more closely, will tell you a powerful story.
So, pick a time that you'd like to visit your local museum, find an object that tells a story of migration and inspires you then just tell us about it!
Or outside of museums there are also many objects originally created by refugees, find out about one.
Did you know that toilet paper rolls were introduced to the UK by a German refugee in the 1930s? Or have you ever thought about the most classic of British favourites: fish ‘n chips, which were imported by refugees from Portugal in the 17th century?
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The Simple Acts campaign is about inspiring people to use small, everyday actions to change perceptions of refugees.
The actions can be done by anyone and they encourage us to learn and do more with refugees. With every person who joins the campaign and does a small thing with and for refugees, we get a little closer to removing barriers between communities and to creating the kind of society... Read more