Britain’s Child Migrants: interpreting the past and remembering today
Saturday 11 June
10.00 – 16.00

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In 2010, the Australian National Maritime Museum opened its exhibition, On Their Own: Britain’s Child Migrants, which has since toured extensively in Australia and Britain, and reached several hundreds of thousands of visitors. The culmination of its tour at the V&A Museum of Childhood provides an important opportunity to reflect on the processes of remembering Britain’s child migrants both through recent museum exhibitions and academic research. As the legacy of the child migration schemes continues to be examined through public inquiries in Britain and Australia, it is clear that this remains an unresolved history with effects still being lived out in the lives of the children and families who experienced these schemes.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Chair: Esther Lutman, Curator V&A Museum of Childhood
  • Key note: Kim Tao, Curator Post Federation Migration Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Co-curator of the exhibition Gordon Lynch, Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology, University of Kent
  • Stephen Constantine, Emeritus Professor of Modern British History at Lancaster University
  • Eithne Nightingale, writer and photographer, researching children, migration and diasporas
  • Artist, Jini Rawlings

£45 (£40 concessions) / Adults

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Image reproduced courtesy State Library of Western Australia, The Battye Library 816B/C1253

There is a pre-opening tour of the exhibition at 9am. Please note that this tour has limited places. If you would like to take advantage of this tour YOU MUST BOOK A PLACE by e-mailing mocbookings@vam.ac.ukPlaces on this tour cannot be guaranteed.There will be a second opportunity to join a tour at the end of the conference when the Museum is open to the public. This will also have limited places and will require attendees to sign up on the day.The conference does not include lunch. Please feel free to bring your own lunch with you or make use of the excellent Museum café.£45 (£40 concession)Concessions apply to (please bring proof with you to the Museum):

  • Students
  • ES40 (jobseekers allowance)
  • Registered disabled